Alan Hutton demands more heart from Aston Villa

The Scottish full-back believes that Aston Villa could be doing more to fight against relegation.


Alan Hutton has called on his team-mates to show more heart as Aston Villa look to defy the odds and escape relegation this season, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail.

The bottom-of-the-table Villans have a huge task on their hands after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Stoke City left them eight points adrift of safety with 11 matches left.

With Villa managing just three Premier League wins all season and failing to sign anybody in January, the fans are planning to show their frustration by staging mass walk-outs in the 74th minute of the club's next three home games - a reference to its founding year of 1874.

Hutton, who started for the first time in two months on Saturday following an injury, suggests that his colleagues are not giving their all for the cause, and says that supporters will get behind the team if they see an improvement in attitude.

“If the fans see you will do everything for the shirt, they will support you. Do it for yourself, do it for your family, do it for everyone. I don’t want to see Villa at the bottom of the league," he is quoted as saying by the Birmingham Mail.

“I want to be fighting for cups. I want to be at the top, it’s such a massive club we play for.

“It’s tough for all of us to see the position we’re in. All I can do, and all the boys can do, is give everything in training and fight for the club.”

Remi Garde's troops welcome Everton to the West Midlands on Tuesday night as the hosts chase a fourth league victory of the campaign.

Villa have never been relegated from England's top flight in the Premier League era.

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