Micah Richards wants Aston Villa to win three matches in a row

Micah Richards believes Aston Villa need to win three matches in a row to get their season back on track.

Micah Richards has told ITV Sport that Aston Villa must get three wins on the bounce to get back on track.

Villa have won just two of their first 24 Premier League matches, and they look destined to be relegated.

The Claret and Blues are currently 10 points away from safety, but Richards insists that he will not give up.

"We have the fighting spirit," the England international said. "We have 14 games now and we will give 100 per cent until the end.

"Until it's mathematically impossible, I will not rule us out. We know it will be hard. I am a realist too. I think we need three wins on the bounce and then things start to change.

"Norwich is next up - a tough game at the weekend - and if we get three points there it will be a nice start."

Villa’s latest defeat came against West Ham United last night, and the match turned on a red card.

Remi Garde’s side made a bright start at Upton Park, and looked the better side for the opening 15 minutes.

However, Jordan Ayew was then sent off - after inexplicably elbowing Aaron Cresswell off the ball.

Ayew’s act of indiscipline provided West Ham with the momentum they needed, and the London club ended up winning the game comfortably.

Goals from Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate sealed the three points for the Hammers, and increased the frustration around Villa Park even further.

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