Micah Richards believe that Aston Villa can challenge for promotion this season and it is up to the players to give their best on the pitch.

He said that the Championship table could change quickly in the Championship with the number of games that they play and it is up to the team to improve their game.

He admitted that it had not been an easy season for them as they have failed to be consistent at times. He believes that Aston Villa can play some great football, but the problem is that they often lose concentration and concede some cheap goals.

He said that Aston Villa has the important players to push for promotion and that they only have to believe in themselves.

Fans have often criticized Micah Richards for his performance on the pitch as they feel that he is not doing enough for the team. Indeed the player has plenty of Premier League experience during his time at Manchester City and Villa fans would be hoping that he could use this experience to help the Aston Villa team to challenge for promotion.

Micah Richards said that he is aware of this criticism and that he is doing his best to improve his performance. He stated that there is a new manager at Aston Villa and that as a team they will have to learn how to play under a new system.

He is hoping that the manager will play him in his favorite midfield position rather than at the back where he could be guilty of losing the ball cheaply. He said that there is still time to improve their ranking in the table and it is up to the players to believe that they can still challenge for promotion.