Roy Keane: What I noticed about Aston Villa in pre-season

Former Aston Villa assistant Roy Keane claims to have foreseen struggles for the club in attack.

Former Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane has been quoted by the Birmingham Mail, detailing what he noticed about the club in pre-season.

Keane’s quotes have been taken from an updated version of his autobiography called ‘The Second Half’ where he reveals his assessment of the Aston Villa attack before the campaign got underway.

“Even in pre-season watching them train. I didn’t think there would be loads of goals in the team,” said Keane.

One of the main things Tim Sherwood had to change when he arrived at the club to replace old boss Paul Lambert, was giving the Aston Villa attack more confidence.

Sherwood has explained on numerous occasions that he adopted a common sense approach to Aston Villa’s attack, focusing on their main strengths such as the pace provided in wide areas and the strength through the middle of Christian Benteke.

As things stand, Villa have 29 goals in the Premier League, which is the worst of all the teams above the bottom three.

Keane’s prediction was accurate and it’s definitely something that Sherwood should be looking to address over the summer.

If he can add the right sort of players to the squad as well as developing what he already has, it’s an area of Villa’s play which shouldn’t be a problem next season.

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