Smith issues rallying cry to fans ahead of Southampton clash

December 21, 2019 8:47 am

Dean Smith has issued a rallying cry to Villa supporters ahead of today’s Premier League clash with Southampton.

Saints sit just below Villa in the table and Smith wants the claret and blue faithful to make Villa Park a cauldron of noise this afternoon as Villa go in search of three pre-Christmas points.

“I’ve said many times that Villa Park is going to be crucial for us this season,” he said.

“We’ve seen how the supporters can really make a difference to our performance. Against Everton at the start of the season, the stadium was rocking and that translated into three points on the pitch.”