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Stan Collymore sends message to Aston Villa owner Tony Xia on Twitter

New owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has high hopes for the future.

New owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

Stan Collymore has messaged Tony Xia on social media site Twitter to say that he has joined a very special football club at Aston Villa.

Collymore still passionately supports Villa, after enjoying a spell there as a player.

And the pundit messaged Xia to wish him luck for the future at Villa Park.

Collymore said: "@Dr_TonyXia In a very special Football Club President good luck. Thanks to the following."

Xia has made a positive start at Villa since taking charge, and his use of Twitter has been welcomed.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo and new owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

The businessman has been very open with his plans for the Midlands club, which appear to be very exciting.

Villa are determined to get back to the Premier League as quickly as possible, and they then want to start challenging for the European places.

Xia has also shown his willingness to back Villa with funds - with Roberto Di Matteo’s side set to keep hold of the bulk of their key players, despite relegation.

Villa’s Championship season gets underway with a match against Sheffield Wednesday at the start of next month.

General view before the game - Villa Park

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