Villa found themselves 2-1 down at half-time but Sherwood has explained that he feels the group showed the desire to fightback in the dressing room at the back, which prompted four goals in the second period to secure a 5-3 win.
“At half-time we had to dig ourselves out of a hole. We had to show a lot of character,” he told avfc.co.uk.
“I looked in the eyes of those players and they all wanted to carry on. They wanted to put it right.”
“That gives me a lot of heart because I can rely on a few of them in the future.”
An exciting tie in the next round
Aston Villa can’t give themselves more to do than they need to in the next round because the opponents are local rivals Birmingham City.
The Blues may have a lower quality squad than Villa, but they will find a way to get themselves right up for the game and Sherwood’s men may have to dig in all over again to try and force the right result.
Villa can’t make a habit out of giving themselves extra work to do regardless of the competition or the opposition.
The Premier League is always going to be the priority but the FA Cup showed last season, what can be created with the benefits of a good run in a cup competition.