Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has stated the club need to win six more matches in order to stay in the Premier League come the end of the season. For a team that has won only five so far in 2014-15, that certainly sounds ambitious.
It's a steep target; that's victory in half of the remaining 12 fixtures. Looking at the games to come, it's likely that Sherwood is hedging his bets on Villa winning at St James' Park on Saturday, for starters. Following that are matches against West Brom, Sunderland...
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Tim Sherwood has admitted that losing his first game as Aston Villa boss is one of the lowest points of his career.
Stoke snatched a late 2-1 win at Villa Park on Saturday thanks to Victor Moses' injury-time penalty.
Ron Vlaar was also sent off for bringing the forward down to compound Villa's woes.
They slipped to second bottom thanks to Burnley's surprise point at Chelsea but only remain in the Premier League drop zone on goal difference.
Sherwood has vowed to keep them up but revealed his disappointment...