Villa have responded well to Sherwood’s guidance in the top position at Villa Park to quickly establish a six point cushion above the relegation places in the Premier League.
Sherwood has helped the club to transform their attacking performances to create a more dangerous threat in key matches and the result have followed, with three points in the club’s last game against Tottenham.
“I thought the first half against QPR was the best we’ve played all season and that takes into account the 4-1 win at Sunderland – That first half was everything I wanted; high tempo, front foot football,” said Sherwood.
Sherwood’s reign so far has been based around a positive culture at the football club and utilising the club’s best attacking strengths, which are based on the two qualities he felt the team had in spades during the match against QPR.
The main issue for Sherwood has fallen at the back of the team with defence and also keeping players fit.
The defence definitely needs some work and there will be even more complete performances once the backline is solidified and consistent.
The attack may have fired in that match against QPR, but the defence struggled to cope with the determination coming at them from Chris Ramsey’s team.
There is time for Sherwood and the squad to work on their defensive weaknesses, but for now it’s all about staying up and trying to get into the FA Cup final, with the only way for them to do that being scoring plenty of goals.