Leandro Bacuna comments on Aston Villa supporters' planned protest

Leandro Bacuna wants Aston Villa supporters to stick with the team for 90 minutes.

Leandro Bacuna has told Sky Sports that Aston Villa supporters have a big part to play, in inspiring their side to a victory over Everton this evening.

Villa supporters are planning to walk out of Villa Park in the 74th minute of their match against the Toffees this evening, in protest to the side’s poor form.

But Bacuna feels that having their backing will be important, if his side is to pull off an upset.

“Yeah,” he responded when asked whether he would want the fans to stay for 90 minutes. “The fans have always been good. They know what they’re going to do, but they will support us in the game."

Frustrations at Villa Park have risen due to Remi Garde’s side’s poor form throughout the campaign so far.

The Claret and Blues have won just three of their first 27 Premier League matches, and they are eight points adrift of safety.

Villa are running out of time if they do want to make a miraculous escape from danger, and their match against Everton looks to be a tough one.

The Toffees have lost just one of their last five matches, and they have the ability to punish Villa, if they put in another poor performance.

Garde’s side lost their last home match 6-0 to Liverpool, and they will be under pressure to improve the quality of their display this evening.

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