By Wayne Veysey

18th Aug, 2016 | 7:39pm

Tony Xia makes big promise about Aston Villa future

By Tom Blackburn

Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has promised to bring good times back to the club after their relegation last season.

Xia responded on Twitter to a fan asking if he was going to change fortunes at the club, and the club chief responded emphatically on his personal account.

Chinese businessman Xia has spent close to £35 million on six summer signings since purchasing the club for £75 million in June.

Xia will be hoping the likes of James Chester, Ross McCormack, Aaron Tshibola, Pierluigi Gollini and Tommy Elphick can help the club to instant promotion.

Villa’s most recent signing was announced by the club on Wednesday afternoon with Miles Jedinak making a switch from the Premier League to the Championship.

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Xia welcomed Jedinak to the club by posting a picture of the two shaking hands on his personal Twitter account.

Jedinak will now compete for a first-team spot with Ashley Westwood, Gary Gardner and Aaron Tshibola, with all three featuring so far this season.

But the combative midfielder will be unavailable for selection until his registration with the FA and English Football League is complete.

In other Aston Villa news, summer signing McCormack delivers verdict on his team-mate after some key mistakes.