After three disappointing results in a row, these are the things I think we must do to beat Reading on Tuesday night:

1) Come flying out of the blocks and get the crowd up for it.

Reading will be buoyed by their win at the weekend and will be looking to keep the ‘new manager bounce’ going against an out-of-sorts Villa who have taken only one point from the last three (very winnable) matches against teams struggling at the wrong end of the table.

We need to be up for this from the word go – failure to secure all three points could be a body blow in our bid to cement a play-off place. Getting the crowd onside early will be important, otherwise the atmosphere could be as flat as it was against QPR, with the inevitably lifeless performance which followed.

5 Replies to “The Three Things Aston Villa Must Do To Beat Reading”

  • We need to put them in gold shirt and think it wolves and maybe passion and pass the ball to team mates

  • As you say, we need to come flying out of the blocks, simple as that. I don’t understand the lack of pace, zip and urgency in the last 3 (and quite a few others this season to be fair) games…

  • Stuart you are spot on in saying they must pass to one another. Cut out the constant hoofball when things get tough. We need a strong midfield that supports the strikers more around the box. Too often the centre forward is left on his own and should he control a hoofball he has no one to pay to to develop play. Things have got to get better against Reading and a big win would be a real confidence boost.

  • With the players we have at our disposal, there really shouldn’t be the need for these lacklustre performances.

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