Villa have just secured back-to-back wins under their new manager and Gray has also suggested what the side needs from their upcoming fixtures to get into a position where he feels they’ll be safe.
“I think he’s got them going forward a bit quicker and a bit more often, which I like – and that helps if you’ve got Benteke and Weimann and Agbonlahor and Sinclair, you’ve got some pace there so get them involved in the game,” said Gray.
“I think they’ve got some momentum now – if they can get six or seven points from these games (next six to seven fixtures), I think that will be enough.
Sherwood was always going to have a massive challenge when he took over at the club because of the lack of confidence and belief which existed following the Paul Lambert era.
One of the man areas Villa have struggled this season is in terms of scoring goals and a more direct approach is something that the side needed.
Gray’s list of attacking players shows the talent Villa have going forward and Sherwood deserves a pat on the back for finding a way to get the most out of them.
The boss’ challenge now is to get the side playing consistently and cashing in on the positive performances against West Brom.
The momentum needs to build, the confidence needs to grow stronger and Villa can quickly become a difficult side to get the better of over the rest of the season.