Ayew deserves a goal – Morley

Aston Villa legend Tony Morley has hit out at players of the club following a disappointing showing this season, but reserves a word of compliment for Jordan Ayew.

With five rounds of matches to go in the Premier League, the Claret and Blue Army are almost confirmed for relegation, having won just three games, drawing seven and losing 27, and sitting bottom of the table.

Morley’s assessment is in line with a similar comment by former West Ham and Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp in the wake of Aston Villa’s weekend 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth.

“I think Ayew deserved a goal,” Morley told AVTV.

“He was a decent player, but some of the experienced players have got to look at themselves this season and think, ‘Have I got enough for this club?’

“I think there’s one or two of them who have got to take a look at themselves because what people say is the truth – they just haven’t done enough for the club.

“This is a fantastic football club and some of these players will be leaving and will not get a better club.”

Morley played for Villa between 1979 and 1983, leading the side to glory in the 1980-81 Football League Championship, the 1982 European Cup and the 1982 European Super Cup. He also won the Goal of the Season in 1980-81 in England.

Ayew has netted six times in the English topflight this season, and is a subject of a reported £6 million offer from West Ham.

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