DUNNE: WE CAN’T BE COWARDS

Midweek Sport - - TV GUIDE -

RICHARD DUNNE fears As­ton Villa are fac­ing a rel­e­ga­tion scrap – un­less they start to show more courage.

The Villa skip­per is brac­ing him­self for a hec­tic fes­tive pe­riod with a warn­ing that his team-mates have to man up – or risk go­ing down.

Villa have come un­der in­tense fire from fans for their spineless per­for­mance against Manch­ester United at the week­end.

“It is time that we had a bit more be­lief in our­selves,” said Dunne.

“We are wait­ing to work our way into games and hav­ing a bit too much re­spect for our op­po­nents.

“We have got the top teams in a row be­fore Christ­mas and it is a hard pro­gramme with a lot of games.

“When Liver­pool and Arse­nal come to Villa Park we have got to be­lieve we can chal­lenge them.”

WARN­ING: Dunne

OF­FER: Huth

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