Aston Villa manager Dean Smith insists his team has what it takes to defeat Leeds United when both sides face off next weekend.
Villa have been in good form of late, having won four of their last seven games in the Sky Bet Championship, and are currently unbeaten since their loss to Queens Park Rangers in October.
Since the appointment of Smith as manager, The Villans have jumped from 17th to eighth on the league standings and have the promotion playoff spots within grasp. Aston Villa’s upcoming opponents, Leeds, are also on a good run of form and have won their last five games to return to the top of the table.
Smith, however, insists his team are looking forward to the game against Leeds and believe they can beat the league leaders.
“It’s another one we’re looking forward to”, Smith told Aston Villa’s official website.
“It’s Leeds United at home in front of another close to full house.” “They are in the top two doing well.” ”But we believe we can beat them.”
Aston Villa are currently three points behind sixth placed Middlesbrough, and will hope to close the gap to teams above them next weekend.