Randy chat can help us says Petrov
RANDY LERNER might be severely out of pocket – but it hasn’t stopped him attempting to lift sagging spirits at Aston Villa.
The American owner could be forgiven for feeling sorry for himself after Villa reported losses of £54million for 2010-11 last week.
To make matters worse, they are suffering a season to forget with the club 15th in the table and boss Alex Mcleish a target for abuse from fans.
But skipper Stiliyan Petrov has revealed Lerner has been a regular at the club’s training ground – offering pep talks to the players in a bid to boost morale.
“He’s been to training a few times and he has been in a good mood,” said Petrov.
“He’s tried to give positives to all the members of the club.
“We hope this year we will be comfortable and next year we hope we’ll kick off with a better start and better season.
“At the end of the day we have a chairman who is trying to run his books – he knows what is right and wrong.
“If you have good players, new players coming in is always a help but if not we just need to deal with it.
“We don’t complain, we just get on with it and try to do our best for the club to try to get them as far up the table as we can.”
After being held by Blackburn on Saturday, next up for Villa is the visit of on-fire Fulham.
The Cottagers beat Wolves 5-0 on Sunday and they will fancy their chances against Mcleish’s men, who are aiming for a first home win in EIGHT.
Petrov added: “We have to end that hoodoo. We now have two home games.
“The fans were brilliant at Ewood Park. We know it is a frustrating time for them but we’ll get out of this position.
“We know Villa Park can be intimidating and we are looking for that against Fulham. It will be a good game.”
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