Tony Cascarino praises ‘brave’ Sherwood, criticises Aston Villa’s home form

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Former Aston Villa and Celtic striker Cascarino is worried with Villa’s form.

Speaking to talkSPORT, former Aston Villa and Celtic striker Tony Cascarino has praised Tim Sherwood for the bold work he completed in the transfer window this summer, although he has criticised the club’s current home form.

Cascarino said: “It’s a very difficult period for my former club. Tim was brave in the players he brought in, that younger element, some different types of transfers. But with that, they’ve won very few home games. Their home record has been dreadful at the Villa, so he [Sherwood] has got to find a way of getting results.”

Villa have won only one Premier League game this season, picking up three points at the beginning of the campaign against Bournemouth, at Villa Park.

Since that game, Sherwood’s side have picked up just one point, losing six times, and they now sit in the relegation places.

Sherwood was always going to have his work cut out the season due to the gung-ho work completed over the transfer window, as he lost two of his best players - Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph - and replaced them with a number of foreign signings.

They have so far failed to gel, and although there have been impressive solo performances, it is hard to suggest that Villa have played as a team at all this season.

Performances have been disjointed and far below the level expected of them, and their next run of games makes it almost impossible to see where Villa will pick up their next points in the league.

Sherwood may have taken a bold stance in the transfer window, but until he can start to pick up results in the league, his coaching credentials will continue to be doubted.

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