Scott Sinclair praises Aston Villa fans but urges them not to panic

Villa are currently sitting in 18th-place in the Premier League with only four points from eight games.

Scott Sinclair has heaped praise on Aston Villa fans for their unwavering support amid the club’s poor start to the season, while moving to reassure them that the results will soon come.

Villa are currently without a Premier League win since the 1-0 opening day victory at Bournemouth and sit in 18th-place in the table with just four points from their eight matches.

They now face a tough-looking run of top-flight fixtures against Chelsea, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Everton, respectively, and reports suggest that manager Tim Sherwood has been given just two games to save his job [h/t Daily Mirror].

Speaking to AVTV, Sinclair admitted that the past few weeks have been difficult for the squad but, after a summer overhaul brought in 12 new signings, he does not believe that now is the time to panic.

"The results haven't gone our way but we're determined to start picking up results,” he said. "We have enough time. There's no need to panic.

"We're in a difficult situation at the moment but, with the characters and the quality in the squad, we should be pushing out of the bottom three."

On the claret and blue faithful’s backing, Sinclair added: "The fans are amazing but sometimes we need to pay them back. When they're coming to cheer us on and we're not getting results, it's difficult.

“You get the boos – which you understand – but hopefully we can start putting on the performances and get some results to give them back what they give to us.

“They’re behind us anyway but they’ll be with us even more if we start moving up the table.”

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Sinclair himself has made little impact for Villa over recent games but a run of five goals in two matches earlier in the season showed what he is capable of when on form and receiving service.

The ex-Manchester City man followed up a hat-trick display in the 5-3 Capital One Cup win over Notts County with a brace in the subsequent 2-2 league draw with Sunderland, when he combined with full-back Jordan Amavi to wreak havoc down the left flank.

He has since gone goalless over the past five games but, after making just three starts in three seasons at the Etihad Stadium, he is just pleased to be getting regular first-team minutes again following his £2.5 million summer move.

“Wherever the manager wants me to play, I’ll play,” added Sinclair, who initially joined Villa on loan during the January transfer window before the club's Premier League survival triggered a permanent switch. “If he wants me to be out wide, behind the triangle or as a striker, I’ll do the job.

"But it’s great when you’re playing up top. You’ve got to score goals as well so, when I do play as a striker, I have to chip in."

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