Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says there is still much more to come from his players after their superb 3-0 win over Frank Lampard’s in-form Derby side at the weekend.
Villa put in their best performance since Smith took over the reins from Steve Bruce at the beginning of October and the former Brentford boss insisted it is time his players to put their difficult start to the season behind them.
Speaking after the game at Pride Park on Saturday night Smith also stated that he feels that there is more than enough quality within his Aston Villa squad to turn their season around.
“Today I thought we set some very good traps to win the ball back and created some really good chances and I certainly felt the scoreline was deserved,” Smith told Sky Sports.
“I think there’s still a lot more to come from this squad, I said to them yesterday and today that there was an opportunity to draw a line in the sand about where we’re at.
“There’s quality in the squad, we’ve got 12 players going off on international duty and other players who possibly should be on international duty so it shows the quality we have and when they perform as a team we can get performances and results like we got today.”
Villa’s victory sees them move up to 11th in the Championship table, four points off the playoff positions.