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Aston Villa to hold 'crisis talks' in New York

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner reportedly summons senior executives for a crisis meeting in New York.

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has called a crisis meeting in New York next week to discuss the club's future.

The Midlands side's chief executive Tom Fox will be accompanied on the trip by sporting director Hendrik Almstadt for a strategic discussion on what can be done to arrest the club's steep decline.

The trio are expected to discuss the extent to which they can make use of the current transfer window to make signings that will boost their chances of Premier League survival.

The side are currently rooted to the bottom of the table some 11 points from safety following a league run of 19 games without a win.

Angry scenes met Villa's 1-1 draw in the FA Cup away at League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday, with a police escort being required as the squad left Adams Park and allegations that senior players Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott told fans to "fuck off".

Villa welcome Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace to Birmingham in their next Premier League match on Tuesday.

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Brad Guzan in action for Aston Villa on January 10, 2015
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Saturday's key events

· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

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· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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