Cascarino chooses five words to sum up Tim Sherwood's impact at Aston Villa

Former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino has nothing but praise for the club's manager Tim Sherwood.

Former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino chose five words to sum up the biggest change Tim Sherwood has made at the club this season, on talkSPORT.

Sherwood has done a wonderful job since he was drafted in to replace former manager Paul Lambert, with Villa now in a much better position to survive in the Premier League.

When pressed over why Sherwood had been so effective, Cascarino was quick to make it clear what he saw as the main change.

“The fear of not losing – I’ve met him a couple of times and Tim’s a confident guy, but he doesn’t come over as arrogant,” he said.

“I mean look at the goal Delph got against Liverpool, he would never have got that in a million years under Paul Lambert – They just look like a side prepared to win a game.”

Any player who can approach a match with belief and more freedom in his mentality is likely to be more effective and more creative.

Sherwood has lifted the weight off of the shoulders of his players, allowing them to focus on what they do best without any pressure weighing them down.

There is the obvious danger of relegation but he’s done well to take that out of the minds of his players, enabling them to effectively be free.

Villa have a four point gap over the bottom three heading into the match against Manchester City this weekend, where few will be expecting them to get a result.

However, few expected them to get a result last weekend against Liverpool.

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