By Dominic Toner

Robbie Savage has revealed that Villa Park is his favourite ground – because of the unrivalled atmosphere.

The former Birmingham midfielder, now football pundit, played in the fiery derby against Aston Villa during his career but has praised the atmosphere at the home of their bitter rivals.

A supporter asked Savage which stadium was his favourite and he named the home ground of Villa.

Savage also enjoyed spells at Derby, Leicester and Blackburn throughout his playing career but now works on BT and BBC Sport as a pundit.

Villa Park has a maximum capacity of 42, 785 and is one of the biggest grounds in England.

However Villa dropped out of the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history last season and are now trying to seal a return to the top-flight at the first attempt.

Roberto Di Matteo’s side have endured a difficult start to the Championship and have amassed just six points from their opening six games.

The first clash between Villa and Birmingham in the league takes place on the 30 October at St Andrew’s, with the return fixture being held with just three league games remaining on 23 April.

In other Aston Villa news, the club’s supporters have reacted on Twitter as Ross McCormack missed a howler against Nottingham Forest.