By Coral Barry

Stan Collymore has slammed Aston Villa’s players after they equaled a club record for 11 successive defeats.

Villa went down 3-2 to Watford in a dramatic game at Vicarge Road that included a red card for Aly Cissokho and two goals in the final three minutes.

Eric Black’s side had been leading before Troy Deeney exploded into life in the 90th minute, first grabbing an equaliser before smashing in the winner in the 93rd minute.

Collymore has been a vocal critic of all things Villa this season with his former club rock bottom of the table and preparing for life in the Championship.

It was way back in the 1962-63 season that Villa last lost 11 games in a row and Collymore was quick to offer his congratulations to the current crop of players after the game.

It seems as though Collymore is fully expecting this Villa team to go on and break the unwanted record this season.

Next up for Villa is a visit from Newcastle who are still fighting for survival after a win against Crystal Palace lifted them out of the drop zone.

In other Villa news, the club has already moved to change their squad ahead of the coming Championship season and will do battle with Celtic for an Icelandic international.