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James Chester: Let's make this the first of many sell-outs

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James Chester: Let's make this the first of many sell-outs

James Chester has urged Villans to keep to keep turning out in their droves following the first sold-out match of the campaign on Sunday.

We faced Birmingham City at Villa Park with more than 41,000 inside to roar on the claret and blues.

And Chester, who was also impressed by a 33,000+ crowd against Burton and who has noticed a steady rise in numbers, is hoping the Blues game was the first of many sell-outs with plenty of blockbuster clashes remaining this term.

"It's certainly nice to have been away from home and played the big guns," he said. 


"Our form at Villa Park has been very good ever since I arrived at the club.

"We always fancy ourselves, so to have the big derbies and promotion head-to-heads at our place in the run-in is of huge benefit.

"I noticed the other weekend against Burton when the attendance announcement was made that it was pretty high for a game like that.

"It seems to be rising with each match we win, so we want to continue to pull in the big attendances.

"It was a full house on Sunday and hopefully, considering we've got some crucial games against promotion rivals, it will be the first of many up until May."

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Dan Connor
By @danconnor 9th February 2018