Tim Sherwood says Aston Villa will try to win 'whenever we go to play'

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Sherwood is hoping to leapfrog Sunderland this weekend and hopes to continue the positive approach that has led to two wins over West Bromwich Albion.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has told the players to savour the past week as they recorded back-to-back wins over West Bromwich Albion to move out of the bottom three in the Premier League, and book a place in the semi-finals in the FA Cup.

Villa return to league action this weekend when they travel to Sunderland as they look to put some space between themselves and the teams in the relegation zone. Sherwood's side are currently three points clear of the drop and are a point behind this weekend's opponents. 

He's quoted in the Birmingham Mail, saying: “We want to drag people in who are above us and make sure they get some squeaky bum time. We are buoyant now going into that Sunderland game. We will go to win whenever we go to play.”

It must be music to the ears of Villa fans that their manager wants to take a positive approach into games, with trips to the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham on the horizon, when previously they may have set up to try and stifle their opponents, trying a smash & grab, or just settling for a point. 

There has been a change of approach that has been evident in the first four games of Sherwood's tenure as he tries to transform the fortunes of the division's lowest scoring side. 

They may well fancy their chances at the weekend when they face the Black Cats because of their lack of cutting edge in the final third, and their struggles to win games having just picked up the four this season. 

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