Reyna insists Manchester City can bounce back against Aston Villa
November 27, 2006 6:42pm CST
Manchester City's Claudio Reyna believes his side can approach Wednesday's trip to Aston Villa in confident mood even though the Blues have won just one point on their Premiership travels this season. Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Liverpool was their sixth out of seven away this campaign and the only time Stuart Pearce's men have avoided defeat was at Everton where an injury-time goal from Micah Richards secured a draw. City have not won an away game of any description since they beat Villa in April and although they have yet to lose at home this term, their form outside of Eastlands has left them just six points above the drop zone. "We have had a few games on the road where we could have got something," midfielder Reyna insisted. "There is never a good loss but the manner of our performance at Liverpool can give us confidence ahead of a few difficult away games," the United States international added. "Everyone is looking forward to Villa because we only have a few days rather than sitting on the Liverpool defeat for a week."