Cas: Dean’s Villa are just too good

By Graham Hill

FORMER Villa striker Tony Cascarino is tipping Dean Smith’s side to win promotion to the Premier League through the Play-offs.

He reckons Villa have ‘too many good players’ to miss out.

Villa have forced their way into the top six on the back of a club record equalling nine wins in a row.

It has taken them from no-hopers to one of the promotion favourites in less than two months.

Smith has had all of his key men in place – give or take a game or two – and the results are there for all to see.

And Cascarino – who also played for Monday’s visitors to Villa Park, Millwall – gave his views to Talksport.

He said: “I think Villa will make it against any team in the play-offs, they will have too many good players.”

But he also gave himself some wriggle room by suggesting Villa will need to maintain their current brand of top form.

Casacarino added: “If they turn up, Villa can be a real handful.”

Villa go into the Millwall clash aiming to write their name into the club’s history.

No Villa side has ever won 10 league games in a row before and it is a landmark sure to let all of their Play-off rivals know they mean business.

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