Points over performances for Aston Villa, says Joleon Lescott

Villa ended their long winless run against Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott says that picking up points is more important than putting in good performances from now on.

The Villains have endured a disastrous campaign so far, with them going on a winless run of 19 games following the opening day defeat of Bournemouth.

That came to an end as they managed to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Tuesday evening, with the win also Remi Garde’s first as manager since taking charge in November.

It was a much-improved display from Villa on the evening, but Lescott says it is points not performances that are the most important thing for them.

"It's a difficult time for us and we just needed to grind out a win,” he told avfc.co.uk.

"We played well at times but it's not about performances, it's about points and we're grateful to get the three.”

"We've been unfortunate in some games this season so hopefully this New Year will bring a turn of fortune."

The problem for Villa is that so far they have not shown to have the nous to pick up the points they will need.

That could stem from their manager, with Remi Garde’s lack of Premier League experience, as well as a relegation battle experience, noticeably absent when compared to the likes of Sunderland’s Sam Allardyce.

It could prove crucial in their attempt to avoid the drop this season, and the Frenchman will need the experienced heads like Joleon Lescott to help as much as they can.

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