Ugo Ehiogu points out possible stumbling block for Aston Villa against QPR

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Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu hopes Tim Sherwood's side aren't distracted by their FA Cup semi-final trip to Wembley.

Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu explained to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT what he sees as the potential stumbling block for his old side against QPR this evening.

Tim Sherwood’s men will head into the massive game as favourites to pull through with a victory, but Ehiogu has expressed a slight concern over whether the upcoming FA Cup semi-final provides the side with a distraction.

“I don’t think there will be too much in it. Whoever takes their chances will get over the line – The only thing is have they got one eye on that semi-final? – Hopefully they’ll take their chances when they come,” said Ehiogu.

Villa have two games in the Premier League before their date at Wembley and Tim Sherwood doesn’t appear to be the sort of manager that would allow his side to be distracted by the FA Cup semi-final.

It will be a case of one game at a time for the Villa boss because the stakes are too high and the risks are too great if he starts shifting his focus beyond the game this evening.

The priority for Villa is always going to be the Premier League because of how important it’s becoming for teams to stay in the top flight.

The FA Cup represents a good chance for the club to win some silverware this season, but for the progression, development and ongoing success of the club, Sherwood cannot allow anyone to take one eye off of the game this evening.

The time to focus on the FA Cup semi-final will come once the game against Tottenham Hotspur is over.

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