Caretaker boss Eric Black says the fact people are about to lose their jobs is hitting his squad hard.
Savage staff cuts brought about by Villa’s woeful relegation season could see around 500 people slashed from the wage bill.
And Black says his shell-shocked big earners can now see first hand the results of their pathetic campaign.
Black, who admitted he’s hardly had a minute’s joy since taking over the reins following the sacking of Remi Garde, said: “On Monday, a lot of people around and close to the first team were told that they might not be in employment.
“It’s the personal effect of people losing their incomes, the players are affected by it.