Aston Villa boss Dean Smith feels they can make club history this season.

Villa have never won the first five games of a league campaign in their 146-year history and even if they fall short, a draw against Leeds United on Friday will be enough to take them top of the table heading into the weekend fixtures after winning their opening four league matches – Villa’s best start since 1930.

“Our role as head coach and players is to try to create history for the club,” Smith said. “Everybody will always look at what the club has done before.

“We were fortunate enough in the Championship to win 10 games on the spin for the first time in the club’s history. We’ve won a play-off final (in 2019) for the first time in the club’s history.

“Now we’ve had a good start and it’s the first time since 1930 that we’ve won the first four games. We’ll look to continue trying to make history as it means you’re having successful times.”