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Dean Smith: We want Villa Park back to its best

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Dean Smith: We want Villa Park back to its best

Dean Smith says he wants supporters to replicate the kind of atmospheres that got us back to the top flight when Premier League football returns to Villa Park in August.

The Season Ticket Holder count is approaching the 30,000 mark already, with the record total of 27,709 from the 2008/09 campaign having already been surpassed.

Season Tickets went back on sale on Monday, with more than 3,000 snapping up seats in the first 24 hours.

There's an undeniable buzz around the entire club, and it's something Smith wants to take full advantage of throughout the season in order to sustain a strong home record.

He said: "Our record at Villa Park has been tremendous. We need to continue that in the Premier League.

"We want to get it back to that atmosphere that we saw at the end of last season.

"I've never experienced anything like what we produced against West Bromwich Albion in the Play-Off semi-final.

"It was great against the likes of Millwall and Norwich City, too.

"We need to recreate those atmospheres while playing very good football to make sure all of our supporters are fully behind us, which they certainly have been."

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 19th June 2019