Tim Sherwood: I'm still worried Aston Villa could be relegated

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood admits that he is still concerned about the club's Premier League status.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has told the Daily Mirror that he is still worried about the threat of relegation.

Villa have been in excellent form over recent weeks, but results haven't worked in their favour and they currently sit just two points above the drop zone.

It is not a sizeable enough gap to feel comfortable, and Sherwood says that his side simply cannot afford to become complacent.

“It is going to be very difficult for us to stay in this division," he said. "Randy Lerner is as worried as I am about the situation. We are still not safe and there is work to be done. We are still in that pressure cooker situation. I am warning all the boys about complacency.”

If Villa can maintain their current standards then it is hard to see them failing to get enough points to stay up, but Sherwood is right to be cautious.

The situation he inherited from Paul Lambert was a tough one and he knows that he cannot afford to let his side switch off and think their job is done.

Villa probably need one more victory before they can feel assured of their Premier League safety, and their first opportunity to get that comes this weekend.

The Claret and Blues take on West Ham United on Saturday and will be desperate to take all three points.

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