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11th Sep, 2017 | 5:04pm

Tony Xia issues rallying cry to Aston Villa fans ahead of clash v Middlesbrough

By Abigail Withey 

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has called on fans to get behind the team for their upcoming Championship match against Middlesbrough on Tuesday despite a string of frustrating results.

The Midlands club have won just one of their five Championship games so far leaving them in 18th place in the table, which has understandably left fans feeling deflated.

Despite a number of disappointing draws and losses, the Villa Park owner has publicly called out the supporters on social media to ask for their support in order to created the best atmosphere possible for the squad.

“No matter how everyone feels, we need you to go behind the team” said Xia on Monday afternoon via his personal Twitter account.

Steve Bruce’s side were hoping for a promising season and seemed prepared to battle for promotion with a host of new signings made over the summer transfer window.

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It was expected that new captain John Terry’s Premier League experience from Chelsea would help the club’s chances, but it hasn’t proven successful so far.

In addition to the skipper, Bruce also recruited Glenn Whelan and Ahmed Elmohamady on a permanent basis in addition to loan stars Sam Johnstone, Robert Snodgrass and Josh Onomah.

In other Aston Villa news, Sam Johnstone has revealed why the squad were so frustrated after their goalless draw against Brentford last weekend.

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