The former England international had some kind words for his old club.
The pundit was responding to a birthday message from the Villain’s official Twitter account when he posted the following:
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Keeping my fingers crossed Villa come straight back up again as we did last time https://t.co/Sikg3Xe9uB— Martin Keown (@martinkeown5) July 24, 2016
Keown enjoyed three successful years at the club between 1986 and 1989; making 112 appearances and scoring on three occasions, and his thoughts will be echoed by everyone involved with Villa.
Roberto Di Matteo
Last season was a nightmare for the West Midlands outfit but with new manager Roberto Di Matteo at the helm there is renewed optimism ahead of the upcoming campaign.
New owner Tony Xia has been a hit with the fans so far and has pledged to strengthen the squad in the coming weeks.
Trimming is needed &then will be new signings till window closes.3-4 be informed next week to farewell the old days pic.twitter.com/wvdXMTGauS— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) July 24, 2016
Plenty of activity is expected at Villa Park as we enter the final month of the transfer window, with several set to depart and reinforcements needed if they are to bounce back to the top flight at the first time of asking.
Manchester City's Fernando in action with Aston Villa's Scott Sinclair
Scott Sinclair has been heavily linked with a move to Celtic – by the likes of the Daily Record – while Jordan Veretout and Idrissa Gueye are among the others tipped to leave.