Sherwood: This quality means Villa can 'hurt' any Premier League team

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is pleased to have so much pace at his disposal.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has told the Birmingham Mail that the pace his side possesses is a threat to any team in the Premier League.

The likes of Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Scott Sinclair are all fleet of foot and Sherwood feels they will pose problems for any opposition they face.

The Villa boss says that they are able to 'hurt' teams across the division and he wants to see them use their speed to their advantage against Swansea City this weekend.

“We know we’ve got pace in our side which hurts any team and we expect to hurt them on Saturday," he said.

“We just need to make sure we keep the ball off them! And if they’ve got it we get it back as quick as we possibly can."

Villa's new-found threat was on full display last weekend when they travelled to the Stadium of Light and beat Sunderland 4-0.

It was a display which showed the potential that they have in their squad and Sherwood will be hoping that the increased confidence within his ranks will shine through against Swansea.

The Swans have put together an impressive season, but they will not be relishing the prospect of travelling to Villa Park to face an in-form side in-front of what is sure to be a vocal crowd.

There is a huge amount of optimism around Villa at the moment and another victory on Saturday will only lift the mood further, as they look to stay in the Premier League.

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