Top 10 target for Villa loan ace

Last Updated: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:57

Loan man Ryan Bertrand has revealed that Aston Villa are now targeting a tenth-placed finish in the Premier League this season.

The 24-year-old left-back arrived from Chelsea in the January transfer window for the remainder of the campaign and has featured in all seven of the side's Premier League games since.

Ironically his run in the side must come to an end this weekend because he is ineligible to play against his parent club in Saturday's teatime match at Villa Park.

However, with 10 games remaining this season Bertrand is looking to end his stint at the club by ensuring Villa finish in the top half of the table.

Last week's 4-1 win against Norwich lifted Paul Lambert's men up to 11th and only behind West Ham in tenth on goal difference.

And Bertrand told the club's website: "We can definitely push for the tenth spot and that would be a really good finish.

"We don't want to set a limit on it, we just want to win as many as we can. I think the chaps have shown people where the bar can be set, especially against Norwich.

"It's important to try and get the consistency. Not to necessarily match those levels equally, but to be not too far off that on a consistent basis.

"If we do that we'll be able to achieve some great things. It goes to show how far the team can go if we can achieve that consistency."

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