Collins calls for five victories

Aston Villa defender James Collins believes the side need to claim all 15 points on offer between now and the end of the season if they are to stand any chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

The flame-haired stopper sees his side sit in seventh place in the Premier League table and a telling seven points adrift of fourth placed Manchester City following their 2-2 draw against Everton in midweek and he has called on his team-mates to step up the plate as the campaign draws to a close.

Speaking to Birmingham Mail, he said:"It's got to be five wins.

"You are going into every game wanting to win and nothing has changed.

"Five wins would be great for the team and everyone around the club, so that's what we'll be looking to do. We want to win every game but we can't manage to do that at the minute.

"You don't go into a game wanting to draw.

"I thought we kept the ball brilliantly against Everton on Wednesday night. Everyone wanted it and we need to be turning this possession into more positive results."

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