Aston Villa must be up for the fight, says Bannan
(REUTERS) - Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan knows Reading will be fighting as if their English Premier League survival is at stake on Tuesday and says his side must not take the Royals lightly.
Villa have struggled under new manager Paul Lambert this season and with 10 points from 13 games are 18th in the 20-team top flight - a point and a place above newly-promoted Reading.
A win for either side on Tuesday will let them scramble clear of the drop zone, temporarily at least, and Bannan told Villa's official website they had to approach Tuesday's clash like it was a game against one of the Premier League's big guns.
"The mindset is exactly the same as Man United, Man City and Arsenal. We have to keep going," said Bannan.