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Christian Purslow sends warning to Aston Villa fans

birminghammail: Christian Purslow has urged Aston Villa supporters not to gather outside Villa Park as Dean Smith’s side get the Premier League back underway.

Villa host Sheffield United this evening in the first professional fixture in England for more than three months.

While the behind-closed-doors clash is vital to Villa’s survival hopes – with a win taking them out of the drop zone – it will also serve as the first taste of the new matchday experience on these shores after the Bundesliga returned without fans.

And Purslow has appealed to supporters to avoid any temptation of congregating around the stadium during the remaining fixtures.

Villa’s chief executive told the BBC: “We had a healthy debate about whether it would be possible to host games at our wonderful stadium. It is very important to the manager and our players that we do so and we are thrilled we doing so.

“In order to continue to do so until the end of the season it is absolutely vital that fans stay at home, watch our great team on television and keep away from stadia around the country.”

Smith said: “It is an honour, the eyes of the world will be on us. The players during the lockdown have been very compliant with all the work that was sent them. They are itching to get back.

“The biggest problem was having no timelines to work from, so finally getting the fixtures was great to get an itinerary planned. We are people who want to plan ahead and it’s difficult to do that with no timeline.

Source: Published by birminghammail

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Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
16 days ago

Good one, I hope they will listen, fans could be really stubborn some times

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
16 days ago

It’s a nice advice.

Muhammed Denja Ibrahim
Muhammed Denja Ibrahim
16 days ago

I think is very important for the club

Sakiru Ridwan Abolaji
Sakiru Ridwan Abolaji
16 days ago

nice speech sir

Yusuff Bolaji
Yusuff Bolaji
16 days ago

Gud one

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
16 days ago

I like how Christian purslow warn the fans because some are stubborn.

Precious Oluwademilade Obasuyi
Precious Oluwademilade Obasuyi
16 days ago

it will be tough

adubi oluwafemi samuel
adubi oluwafemi samuel
16 days ago

Nice update

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
16 days ago

That’s good i hope they follow the rule

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
16 days ago

Good advice

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
16 days ago

Nice updated

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
16 days ago

That’s really nice from Christian Purslow.

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
16 days ago

Fans should humble them selves why being stubborn that isn’t right atall

Chiemerie nnam
Chiemerie nnam
16 days ago

That will be nice for them

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
16 days ago

It is a good idea

Okwu Godswill okechukwu
Okwu Godswill okechukwu
16 days ago

Just to be careful

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
16 days ago

Good advice to the fans

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
16 days ago

I just want them to hear and listen

Matthew chinedu
Matthew chinedu
16 days ago

it’s a nice advice

Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
Biobaku Toheeb Olamilekan
16 days ago

Nice one

Onyemechi Francis uche
Onyemechi Francis uche
16 days ago

Good advice

Muhammed Hammed
Muhammed Hammed
16 days ago

Fans should humble them selves why being stubborn that isn’t right atall

Ajayi akinniyi
Ajayi akinniyi
16 days ago

This good advice

Ajayi akinniyi
Ajayi akinniyi
16 days ago

This good

Uche chinedu
Uche chinedu
15 days ago

All of them she stay at home cause of health reasons

Uche chinedu
Uche chinedu
15 days ago

You know some fans are so stubborn

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
14 days ago

I hope fans will listen to the advice of Purslow and not congregate at match venues

Osita
Osita
9 days ago

Good one