Eric Black's comments on Villa youth prove he does not know what the fans want

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Aston Villa fans are crying out for the next generation to be given a chance after a woeful campaign.

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Aston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black said he was fearful of playing the club’s youngsters during the remaining matches of the season – proving categorically that he has no idea what the fans want.

“I’m fearful of that,” Black told the Mail. “This is a difficult atmosphere for young players to play in; certainly the home games.”

The thing is: It wouldn’t be if Villa fans saw players who actually cared, if they saw the future of the club finally given a chance after a season of watching under-performing millionaires week in, week out.

Black should not be fearful of anything at this stage of the campaign. After all, Villa have already been humiliated and relegated, so what is left to be worried about?

Playing the youngsters will not be detrimental to anyone other than the first-team stars who have failed to deliver more often than not.

In fact it will be a sign that Villa finally get it; they have messed up but it is time to show faith in the next generation.

Villa fans have been crying out for the youngsters for months, so why would they turn on them if they do not perform straight away?

Now is about building for next season and being fearful of making changes should be the last thing on the boss’s mind.

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