Martin Keown criticises 'negative' Aston Villa

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Aston Villa are now 15 points adrift of relegation, after losing once again yesterday.

Martin Keown has told Match of the Day, which was broadcast on 9th April, that the atmosphere at Aston Villa has become toxic.

Villa are currently 15 points adrift of safety, with just five games remaining, and their relegation to the Championship is inevitable.

The Claret and Blues have never dropped from the Premier League before, but they have been woeful all campaign this time around.

Villa have won just three league matches, and frustrations have progressively risen as the season has progressed.

The Midlands side were beaten 2-0 by Bournemouth in their latest outing, and Keown was left bemused by why his former club were so negative in their approach.

“They want to go back all the time, they’re so negative,” Keown said.

“They make so many mistakes. I think that’s 14 times now they have made an unforced error.

“It’s a toxic atmosphere to play in at Villa Park now. The fans are angry. I was relegated as a player myself there, it’s a difficult place to play at and that club is on a slippery slide.”

Villa are now on their third manager of the season, with Eric Black in temporary charge.

The Villains are understood to be on the hunt for a new boss, as they plan for life in the Championship.

At the moment the likes of Steve Bruce, Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson are the favourites to land the job at Villa Park.

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