By Harvey Byrne

Ex-Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has taken another dig at Midlands side Birmingham and manager Harry Redknapp after they secured their Championship survival on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues maintained their position in England’s second tier on Sunday afternoon with a crucial 1-0 away win over Bristol City.

Relegation rivals Blackburn and Nottingham Forest also picked up victories, meaning that a win for Birmingham was vital as they themselves survived by just two points.

Now, Jordan has previously aired his disapproving views on Birmingham and Redknapp and on Sunday he replied to a fan on his personal Twitter account stating that Aston Villa are now guaranteed six points with their fierce rivals safety, while also dismissing the Blues’ achievement.

Both Aston Villa and Birmingham have had a disappointing campaign in the Championship, but Villa are sat six places and nine points above following a poor start under Roberto Di Matteo.

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Meanwhile, Birmingham’s poor form came after those in charge made the unpopular decision to sack current Derby boss Gary Rowett.

Both clubs will be hoping for vast improvement next season and fans will also be looking forward to the Midlands derby once again.

In other Aston Villa news, here are three things learned from Villa’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.

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