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Roberto Di Matteo send message to disgruntled Aston Villa fans

By Amir Mir

Roberto Di Matteo has said he understands Aston Villa supporters frustrations after his side conceded another late goal in midweek against Brentford.

For the third consecutive home game the Midlands side conceded a late goal when John Egan was left unmarked to score an 88-minute equaliser for the Bees to the anger of the Villa Park supporters.

Di Matteo stated that the fans can see the team is trying hard to win, but understands their annoyance at conceding another late goal.

“I must say that generally the fans have been absolutely brilliant and we share their frustrations,” Di Matteo told the Birmingham Mail. “If we had won the game one-nil then you look at the three points and the table and it makes the whole game look a little bit different.

“I think the fans can see that the team is trying really hard to win games. Results will help.”

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Villa have thrown away a potential seven points this campaign, with late goals conceded against Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest and Brentford.

As a result they sit in 17th position in the Championship table with seven points from seven games and nine points off table toppers Huddersfield.

Di Matteo’s side now travel to Portman Road on Saturday afternoon to take on Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich side, as the Italian searches for his first win in five games.

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