Attack the order of the day from Villa boss Sherwood

New Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has spoken of his desire to play an attacking brand of football at the club, Sky Sports is reporting.

Holding his first press conference as manager Sherwood was full of optimism about the huge task ahead of him as he attempts to steer Villa away from the drop zone.

The club fell into the relegation places last weekend – their tame 2-0 loss against fellow strugglers Hull City ultimately costing Paul Lambert his job at Villa Park.

It has been well documented that the Villains have not scored enough goals, netting just 12 in the league which compares to 10 less than any other side.

And Sherwood had a very clear message for fans as he spoke to the media on Monday – urging his new players to ‘throw some punches’ as they fight for Premier League survival.

He said: “You are going to win games, you are going to lose games between now and the end of the season.

“But let’s have a go fighting and start throwing a few punches ourselves. When I came here (Villa Park) as a player, it was a difficult place to come and get results.

“I want to turn this place back into a fortress again, especially between now and the end of the season. It is very, very important that this club stays in the Premier League.”

Sherwood currently holds the highest league win percentage of any Tottenham Hotspur manager thanks to his brief spell in charge of the club towards the end of last season.

However chairman Daniel Levy opted to take the club in a new direction leaving the former Spurs and Blackburn midfielder searching for a new post.

Before deciding Villa was the right destination for him Sherwood turned down opportunities to manage Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Brom.

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