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We are beginning to pay back the Aston Villa fans says Bunn

Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bunn has revealed that receiving abuse from the fans has motivated the players to raise their performance.

Villa players received ruthless jeering from fans and were made to stay at Adams Park for an hour after being held to a draw against League Two Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup last month.

Since that day, results have significantly improved for the Midlands club and they have suffered only one defeat in the Premier League, prompting Bunn to suggest that the players are beginning to pay back the supporters following a horror first half of the season.

Bunn said: "We were trapped in the stadium for an hour afterwards, which wasn't great.

"That was the lowest the team has been. I just think fans were frustrated with the results – rightly so. We were in a bad position and couldn't get a win. It was a reality check and all the lads realised that.

"We had to pay the fans back by performing better and I think we are starting to show that now. Over the last five to six games we've been fighting, and they can see that. I think they will stick by us now.

"It just shows great ­character from everyone to come back from that. To go from that to the run we are on now is just fantastic."


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