Defender calls for survival push
Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is desperate to avoid relegation and has called for maximum effort in the final three games.
Villa slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Bolton on Tuesday night and are now just three points clear of the drop zone, with just three games to play. Dunne is set to return to the side for the trip to West Brom on Saturday following two months on the sidelines with a broken collarbone and is eager to play a part in Villa's survival bid. Dunne, who experienced relegation with Manchester City, would not comment on whether players had relegation clauses in their contracts, but he claims that will have no impact on their survival bid. "I can't speak about people's contracts but the last thing on anybody's mind is money," he told the Birmingham Mail. "It's about pride and nobody, not any player, wants this on their CV. "I mean, who wants to be part of a Villa squad that took one of the biggest clubs in Britain down? "We need to just concentrate 100 per cent effort, pride and desire to win games hopefully."