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Garry Thompson wouldn't blame Tammy Abraham for leaving Aston Villa

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa at the DW Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Wigan, England.

Tammy Abraham started for Aston Villa as they were beaten by Wigan on Saturday.

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa in action during a training session  at Bodymoor Heath training ground on January 08, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Garry Thompson has ripped into Aston Villa's 'disgraceful' performance against Wigan and stated that he wouldn't blame Tammy Abraham if he left the club this month.

Dean Smith's side suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat against the Latics at the DW Stadium, with the away side failing to record a shot on target.  

Holte End favourite Thomspon expressed his anger towards Villa's display and offered his thoughts on Chelsea loanee Abraham. 


"Aston Villa were nothing short of disgraceful," Thompson told BBC Radio WM. "Very, very abject performance. No desire about them.

"And the Tammy Abraham thing at the end [like he was saying goodbye to the fans], if you're him and you're looking at that side who have just folded again. Would you want to hang about here? You couldn't blame him if he had it off on his toes now."

Striker Abraham is on-loan at Villa Park from Stamford Bridge and the 21-year-old's 16 league goals this term have attracted the attention of other Premier League clubs.

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Aston Villa at Deepdale on December 29, 2018 in Preston, England.

Sky Sports reported last week that Abraham turned down a temporary move to Wolves and opted to stay with his current club and help them earn promotion from the Championship.

But Villa's race to the Premier League is hitting a number of stumbling blocks as they have won only one of their last seven league matches and are five points outside of the playoff places. 

Smith's side will host in-form Hull City at the weekend as Villa will be looking to get back to winning ways after suffering back-to-back 3-0 defeats - they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea over a week ago. 

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa talks to the press durning a press conference at Bodymoor Heath training ground on December 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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