Aston Villa boss Unai Sandpaper He says European qualifiers are a possibility this season.

Villa is currently in the lower half of the Premier League, but is looking up after posting back-to-back wins.

Finishing seventh could earn a route to the European Conference League, but Emery knows his team needs to finish the campaign strong.

“Going to Europe is a possibility and if we can score a lot of points in the games we face, we could be close,” the club’s official website said ahead of Sunday’s visit to West Ham.

“The most important thing right now is to try to build a team, try to start a family, try to build a road, try to build a good mindset.

“Then we can enjoy and get excited about every game by trying to connect with our fans, use their energy.

“We have to be professional and focus on what we’re creating and how we want to do it.”

Villa may be strengthened ahead of a trip to the London Stadium as Diego Carlos prepares to return to the squad for the first time since August after overcoming an Achilles injury.

Leander Dendoncker (hand) and Philippe Coutinho (hamstring) will miss as Boubacar Kamara (ankle) approaches the turn.

“Diego Carlos trains every day, comfortable with the process. “He’ll be making his debut on Sunday, which is very good news,” Emery said.

“(Boubacar) Kamara is not ready for Sunday but he is doing well, his injury is doing well. I was talking to him this morning and he is doing well but not enough for Sunday.

“(Philippe) Coutinho is still injured. (Leander) Dendoncker had a domestic accident, he’s progressing this week, he’s training with us but he’s not attending regular practice sessions. We’ll have to wait and that’s a doubt.”