Rodney Marsh uses three Championship clubs as examples to warn Aston Villa

Rodney Marsh highlights the problems Leeds United, Derby County and Nottingham Forest have faced since getting relegated from the Premier League.

Former Queens Park Rangers forward Rodney Marsh has suggested on social networking site Twitter that getting relegated to the Championship will not do Aston Villa any good.

Villa are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment and are in real danger of going down.

While some may claim that relegation will help the Villans start refresh, former QPR star Marsh has used the examples of Leeds United, Derby County and Nottingham Forest to claim that it will not be so.

Leeds, Derby and Forest are three of the biggest clubs of England, but they are playing in the Championship at the moment.

While Derby are looking strong and should finish at least in the top six this season, neither Leeds nor Forest will be backed by many to clinch a playoff spot this campaign.

The West Yorkshire outfit have not played in the Premier League since 2004, while the Reds last featured in the top flight of English football back in 1999.

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