Rudy Gestede targeting bounce in the league after Aston Villa win cup derby

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Rudy Gestede insists Aston Villa's derby win can give them the perfect platform to revive their season.

The striker scored his second goal of the season as Villa beat local rivals Birmingham 1-0 in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

They have still not won in the Barclays Premier League since the opening day and head to Liverpool on Saturday.


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And, following his thumping second-half header, Gestede believes downing their second-city rivals will help lift the club.

"It's a good feeling, it was important for us to win at home," the former Blackburn striker told AVTV.

"It was a big game, a big derby and it was important for us, important for the fans and for our confidence.

"It's a good win for the confidence. We didn't start the season very well so it's good for the confidence to win at home.

"It's my job to be in the box, [Jordan Amavi] gave a good cross and it was easy for me to head the ball."

Gestede settled a scrappy game and afterwards Birmingham boss Gary Rowett revealed he was tipped off about Villa's team 24 hours before the game.

His opposite number Tim Sherwood dismissed fears of a leak in his camp and insisted he tactically outmanoeuvred Birmingham despite a poor first-half display.

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