Chris Ramsey: Focus on facing Aston Villa not old friend Tim Sherwood

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey has played down the reunion between him and Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood when the two sides lock horns on Tues, and insists his focus is purely on getting a result at Villa Park, reports Sky Sports.

Chris Ramsey and Tim Sherwood are good friends from their time spend with Tottenham Hotspur working with the youth sides, playing a big part in their development. But despite the two men going back a long way in their coaching careers, the result between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa is the most important part of the reunion for Ramsey.

Queens Park Rangers could go above the Midlands club with a win on Tuesday night, which would be a huge boost to their survival hopes. The Londoners are in the relegation zone ahead of their clash against Aston Villa, but are coming off the back of a 4-1 away win to West Bromwich Albion.

The Hoops are full of confidence as a result, and manager Chris Ramsey wants the focus to be on getting all three points from a relegation six-pointer, not about him coming up against a former colleague and long-term friend in Tim Sherwood.

“It will be strange as the fact is that we’ll probably have a pint later on in the week, but as far as going into the game I’m going there as a representative of Queens Park Rangers, and I’m sure he’ll be thinking the same as regards Aston Villa. The game really isn’t about me and Tim, it’s more about Aston Villa versus Queens Park Rangers,” he said.

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