Stan Collymore on Aston Villa promotion

Aston Villa's Ross McCormack reacts

Aston Villa have won one, lost one and drawn one in the Championship so far.

Aston Villa's Ross McCormack reacts

Stan Collymore has said on Facebook that he would settle for a top-six finish in the Championship if Aston Villa were offered it now, after three games.

Aston Villa have taken four points from a possible nine in what has been a mixed start to life under Roberto Di Matteo in England's second tier.

Di Matteo's side lost 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday on the opening weekend, before bouncing back by demolishing Rotherham United 3-0 at Villa Park.

Ross McCormack scores Aston Villa's first goal

The Villans could and probably should have followed that up with another win, but a late error from goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini gifted Huddersfield Town a 1-1 draw at Villa Park on Tuesday in a game which saw striker Ross McCormack get on the scoresheet.

It was the 29-year-old's first goal for Aston Villa following an £12 million summer move from Fulham, and Collymore, who spent three years at the West Midlands club, is very happy with striker's arrival - and defender Tommy Elphick.

Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo

Speaking to a Stadium Astro Facebook Q & A session, the 45-year-old said: "I'm very happy with Tommy. I'm very happy with Ross."

Then asked about promotion, Collymore responded: "I would take top six. Top six all day long."

Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo

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