Villa have secured three wins on the spin under Sherwood after he oversaw a difficult start following Paul Lambert’s sacking.
“In my first game against Stoke I didn’t think we were fantastic,” said Sherwood
“The character to bounce back and improve our performance and still zero points against Newcastle, to then do it at home in front a very expecting crowd against West Brom was fantastic.”
The challenge for Villa over the rest of the season is to be consistent and work hard to pull away from that bottom three in the Premier League.
The only way they’re going to do that is by stringing wins together, which creates the benefit of improved confidence and gives the side some momentum moving forward.
Sherwood’s comments also show that the players have taken easily to what he’s trying to preach in training.
They’ve taken to his training methods quickly and have adjusted to the tactics and how he wants the side to attack, which was evident in the game against Sunderland last weekend.
There was always going to be a period of settling in for the new manager but he’s got his message across quickly and things turned themselves around within a three game period.
Next up for Villa is a tough test against Swansea before a very difficult trip to Manchester United after the upcoming international break.