London - Aston Villa have the "character and quality"
to clamber out of the Premier League relegation zone and the team need not
panic, winger Scott Sinclair has said.
No team has lost more league games this term than Villa, who
have not won since beating promoted Bournemouth on the opening weekend and
languish third from bottom in the league following a run of six defeats in
"Collectively it's been difficult. The results haven't
gone our way. But we're determined to start picking up results," Sinclair
told the club website (www.avfc.co.uk).
"We have enough time. There's no need to panic. We're
in a difficult situation at the moment.
"But with the characters and the quality in the squad,
we should be pushing out of the bottom three," the former Manchester City
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Villa captain Micah Richards, who joined the club during the
summer transfer window, is also confident the Villans can turn their fortunes
"As the skipper, it's my job to make sure the boys are
staying positive during this difficult spell," Richards said.
"Their desire to do the best they can is there in
abundance too -- and we will soon start picking up. These reasons mean that I'm
really confident that results will come sooner rather than later.
"Yes we've been sloppy at times and made too many
costly mistakes but on the whole we've been creating chances and scoring goals.
"If we carry on doing the right things, it won't be
long before we start seeing greater rewards for our efforts," the England
It will not be easy, however, for the Villans as they face
four of last season's top eight in Chelsea, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur and
Manchester City in their next four league fixturesFor
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