Stan Collymore has labelled Aston Villa as ‘absolute garbage’  and questioned the club’s coaching after their 2-0 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.

Dean Smith’s side were comprehensively beaten by their Midland rivals on home soil, with Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez scoring both the goals in the first half.

Villa produced a lacklustre display, failing to showcase any intensity, rhythm or attacking intent in their game as their hopes of finishing in the top six all but ended at the weekend.

Former Premier League striker Collymore shared his thoughts on Villa’s current problems as posted on his personal Twitter account.

Since the turn of the year, Smith’s side have only picked up three points on one occasion and that was against bottom-of-the-table Ipswich Town.

Other than that, there have been a number of draws from the Midlands outfit, including their 3-3 thriller against Sheffield United.

The Blades were leading the encounter 3-0 after 60 minutes before Villa scored three goals in the last eight minutes to produce a stunning fightback.

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During this period, star man Jack Grealish has been on the sidelines with injury as he will be hoping to return to first-team duties when Villa travel to Stoke City next Saturday [Telegraph]

Nonetheless, Villa are 10 points outside of the top-six following Middlesbrough’s win at Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon.

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