Lee Hendrie is convinced Aston Villa have an exciting future ahead.

Hendrie is optimistic about the club's chances of beating the drop this season.

The former Villa star told the Independent: "They have done superbly in the last two games. Now it is about keeping that momentum running.

"They still have to play the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, where they will need to dig deep.

"Even if they are just getting draws along the way, if they can keep that unbeaten run going, I do fancy them to stay up."