Michael Brown has urged everyone at Aston Villa to “move on” from the incident involving midfielder Danny Drinkwater when the football season resumes.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds star insists that training ground altercations happen all the time and that there is no need to dwell on it moving forward.
Brown has urged the club to keep faith in the midfielder, insisting that he needs to play more during his loan spell from Chelsea.
Brown told Football Insider: “I don’t know the true intent of what’s happened but If you look, there’s issues on every training ground, at all places all through the years.
“Everyone’s putting everything into training, giving 100 per cent and these kind of altercations happen at times. I think you’ve got to be aware of them, deal with them and move on.
“He’s a good footballer Danny Drinkwater, isn’t he? I just think he needs to play football and enjoy it.
“To win a title like he did at Leicester City was remarkable, got his big-money move to Chelsea so hopefully we can see more of him playing week in, week out.”
Drinkwater has only played four times for the Villans since joining back in January, finding himself left as an unused substitute for their last two league games.
Smith’s men currently sit 19th in the table, two points adrift of safety, although they do have a game in hand over those around them.
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