Chris Herd, released by Aston Villa this summer, hopes club come out of current rut

The Chesterfield United man hopes his former club survive the drop.

This summer saw Aston Villa utility man Chris Herd finally move on from the club. joining Chesterfield United on a free transfer.

The Australian international had been with the club for ten years, having spells with Port Vale, Wycombe Wanderers, Lincoln City, Bolton and Wigan Athletic on loan during his ten years with the club.

But injuries took their toll on the player. Herd, who can play across the back four and in holding midfield, featured 42 times for Aston Villa but by the time he left he had not played a game for Villa since a 2-1 defeat against Stoke City in December 2013.

But he was with the club for a considerable amount of time and the club still holds a special place for him.

He has been speaking to FourFourTwo Australia about his career this week and spoke about the current situation at Villa Park.

He stated:

“I’ve got a lot of great friends there, not just players, members, staff, the people in the kitchen,” he said.

“It’s not nice. I want them to hopefully when the new manager comes in, the boys get a lift and they can get themselves out of the position they’re in because I want to see them do well. I left there on good terms, spent 10 years there which is a big part of my life.

“Hopefully, fingers crossed, they shouldn’t be where they are but hopefully they can get things together and get back up there.”

So Herd is clearly still a big fan of the club and is hopeful they pick up their form under new boss Remi Garde.

Just as Aston Villa fans must wish their former talent all the best in his renaissance in League One.

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