Ray Wilkins’ straightforward response when asked where Aston Villa are lacking

Aston Villa are in danger of getting relegated from the Premier League.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Friday morning that Aston Villa are struggling collectively.

“It’s collectively,” said former Villa assistant manager Wilkins when asked where the Villans are lacking. "They defended very well up until last week…

“It’s the whole situation with the players. They have got to get themselves together and start winning some games because they do have the talent to win games.”

Villa are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with just five points from 13 matches.

The Villans are five points behind 17th-place Newcastle United and are in real danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the season.

Remi Garde has a tough job on his hand at Villa Park, but fans should have faith in the new manager.

The Frenchman is tactically shrewd and knows how to get the best out of his players.

Garde could sign players in the January transfer window, and perhaps that will help the team compete better in the second half of the 2015-16 campaign.

Villa will take on Watford at Villa Park in the Premier League this afternoon.

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