Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar admits he would be reluctant to go down into the Championship with the club.

The 28-year-old defender, who joined Villa from Feyenoord last summer, has his sights set on a place in the Holland squad at next year's World Cup.

He said: "That's my goal, to go to the World Cup, every time I'm in the squad, but I just want to stay up with Villa. That's the most important thing for now and, if we play in the Premier League, that's good enough."