Dublin: What I don't like about Aston Villa's defence

Former Aston Villa forward Dion Dublin has explained a weakness he's spotted in his old team's defence.

Former Aston Villa forward Dion Dublin told talkSPORT what he doesn’t like about Aston Villa’s current defence.

Dublin suggested that the back four is vulnerable and needs to improve ahead of next season when they come up against smaller and quicker players, who are more likely to make a variety of runs across an opposition’s back four.

“The Villa defence are not great on movement. They don’t like a lot of movement – they don’t like small guys with a lot of movement and a big man up front plays into their hands,” he said.

Villa did not play well in the FA Cup final over the weekend, but it’s important to reflect on the progress which has been made by Tim Sherwood since he became the club’s manager.

The team are safe and can look forward to another season in the Premier League and they can also boast the fact they are a massive club in the transfer market this summer.

Sherwood needs to work hard to keep the key defenders in place such as Ron Vlaar while adding individuals to counteract the weakness which Dublin feels they have.

Villa are a very pacey team going forward with plenty of players who can hurt their opposition, but they need to tighten up across the back.

If they can inject that little bit of extra pace, it will help improve the backline against varying sets of tactics and hopefully make Villa a much more difficult team to break down in all competitions.

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