Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says he's not interested in checking other team's results

The Aston Villa manager has given his assessment of their latest performance and result.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has been speaking to the BBC following his side’s vital 1-0 victory against West Ham United this weekend.

The Villans won courtesy of a goal from Tom Cleverley, the Manchester United loanee finding the net for the third match in a row.

It was a vital three points in Villa’s attempts to avoid relegation from the Premier League, and the victory lifted them to 14th in the table, four points above the drop-zone with just two games remaining.

Those matches are away to Southampton and at home to Burnley, and with Villa's fate very much in their own hands, Sherwood is in no mood to pin his hopes on others.

“I’m not interested in other results,” Sherwood said. “It’s in our hands. If we get the result we’ll stay up.

“Today wasn’t pretty but we deserved the win, no doubt about that.”

The Villa boss has clearly instilled the feeling among his players that they cannot rely on others to do them a favour by dropping points. Instead it is up to those who got them into the position to get them out of it, and they are doing that with some great results since Sherwood took charge.

There is still some work to do, and it may not always be pretty, but if it does the job, that is all that matters for Villa’s long-term future in the top flight.

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