Scott Sinclair insists there is no divide in the Aston Villa dressing room

Trinity Road Stand - Aston Villa

The forward says everybody at the club is in the relegation battle together.

In the summer Aston Villa made plenty of changes to their playing staff. Ron Vlaar left at the end of his contract and Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph both saw their respective release clauses met by other clubs in the Premier League and moved on.

With the spine of the team gone Villa went on a recruitment drive in France which saw the likes of Jordan Ayew, Jordan Amavi, Jordan Veretout and Gana Gueye all arrive at the club. Adama Traore and Jose Crespo were also brought in from abroad.

Englishmen Scott Sinclair, Micah Richards, Mark Bunn and Joleon Lescott also made the move - along with English based foreigners Rudy Gestede and Tiago Ilori.

Simply put, it hasn't worked.

Villa are cut adrift on six points at the foot of the Premier League table. Many have suggested that the balance between domestic and foreign talent has been lost in the Villa training room, causing these poor results.

However, Scott Sinclair is having none of it.

The forward told the Birmingham Mail this weekend:

"In this club we have no issue with foreigners or English, everybody is together.

"If you haven’t got that Premier League experience you have to go through it to realise what the Premier League is about.

"There's different cultures, playing abroad is different to the English Premier League.

"You just have to adapt to that and we are helping them. Everybody is in it together and we all want to stay in this league. It is about helping each other out and covering each other’s backs."

Remi Garde's arrival will also hopefully help in this department. French and English are obviously the languages of the Villa changing room - two languages the intelligent Arsene Wenger understudy speaks fluently.

Villa have the quality in their team to stay up and if they can click like Sinclair says they are than relegation should not be a problem.

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