Carlos Sanchez says he's finally feeling settled at Aston Villa

Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez has admitted he feels settled at the club and is focused on driving the team towards Premier League safety.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood will be delighted with the comments of midfielder Carlos Sanchez on the club’s website, ahead of the game against QPR this evening.

Sanchez has put his hand up to be counted, admitting that he loves playing for the club and suggesting that the collective will and performance of the team is the most important thing over the rest of the season.

“I love playing for this club and feel settled here - I would love to play my part in the season run-in and in the big game against QPR,” said Sanchez.

“For me, though, the team and the club are what's important - not me as an individual. It is a very big game against QPR and one we need to win.”

Sanchez was signed in a deal worth just under £5 million from Elche last summer and initially took his time to get going at Villa Park.

However, he seems to have found his feet under Tim Sherwood, with the manager’s positive attitude brushing off on him.

Whether he starts the match against QPR this evening or whether he’s an option off of the bench, it’s important that he shows that team spirit and determination to secure a positive result for the side.

The time will come for him to experiment and for the manager to use him in different roles when the pressure is off, but for now it’s a case of doing anything and everything possible to secure the points, which keep Villa in the Premier League.

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