Tim Sherwood blames Lambert for Villa woes
Tim Sherwood saw his Aston Villa side lose a seventh straight Premier League game on Saturday and then criticised predecessor Paul Lambert for letting the squad to have it too easy.
Villa lost 1-0 at Newcastle United and the statistics make alarming reading for their fans, with the former European champions second from bottom and without a point in Sherwood's two league games in charge since he replaced Lambert.
They have not scored for six away games and their run-in looks tougher than their relegation rivals. .
"I am ramping up the pressure on them. I am telling them 'We can't drop any more points.' Let's take it upon ourselves," Sherwood said.
"Managers try and take the pressure off. I think Paul Lambert's probably been trying to do that to the guys all season. I'm going to try the other way. I'm going to put it on them."