Jamie Redknapp explains how many wins Villa need to survive

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Aston Villa are now ten points adrift of safety.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp says Aston Villa need a minimum of nine wins from their remaining 21 matches in order to preserve their Premier League status, Sky Sports report.

The Villains extended their winless run to 16 games this weekend as they managed a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United, a result which neither team particularly need.

Villa’s desperate situation got a little worse this weekend as results seemingly went against them – Norwich City beating Manchester United and Bournemouth winning again.

It leaves Remi Garde’s men on a tally of just seven points and a rather scary looking ten adrift of safety.

With 21 games remaining, Jamie Redknapp feels Villa need a miracle as he discusses on Sky Sports how many wins they will need in order to pull off an unlikely escape.

“They've only won six games in 2015. They've now got seven points, so they've got to find 30 points from 21 games,” the former midfielder explained.

"That's going to be really difficult. It looks like they're going to need nine wins, and you look at that side and think are they capable of winning times? Not at the moment.”

Villa can at least claim to have survival still in their own hands, and they only need to look at Leicester City for inspiration as this time last year the Foxes looked dead and buried at the bottom of the table.

January will prove to be a key month for the West Midlands outfit, yet bringing players in will be a difficult proposition as a number of players won’t be willing to drop down a division.

Making the wrong signings could actually leave them worse off in the long-term, therefore it would be wise for the club to consider players who could be of use in a potential Championship campaign.

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