Villa managed to secure their Premier League safety before the final game of the last campaign, which saw intensity and results dip, but Clark is optimistic the club can start to look forwards and upwards.
“I think with the way we’ve ended this season, if we can take that form and confidence into the start of next year and keep that going throughout, then who knows what can happen,” he said.
“Aston Villa’s a massive football club and should be up there. We want to see us back at the top and hopefully next season will be the one.”
Confidence is the keyword and it’s something that manager Tim Sherwood has been able to give his players in spades.
Sherwood is an extremely positive individual and he’ll be busy working away on various things he thinks can help the club move forward in terms of new signings.
However, the players have a responsibility too, to go back to the drawing board and work on the weaknesses they have looking back to the last ten months.
Every member of the Aston Villa squad needs to focus on improving on an individual scale, which will create a positive knock on effect for the first team.
Mid-table would represent progress for Aston Villa next season and it’s vital the club doesn’t suffer the similar struggles which have just threatened the club’s long term future.