Norwich Preview: Big test for Bruce after Reading & Cardiff capitulations.

Aston Villa Brighton Holte End 2017

90 minutes to save his job? No way.

However, Steve Bruce urgently needs to get Villa looking like a side allegedly seeking promotion.

Cardiff saw us totally over-run. Reading, we were out-thought from the off.

Be it Bruce’s tactics or the lacklustre showings from a plethora of recently arrived faces, the narrative simply has to change.

Xia has been unnervingly silent or cryptic in his communications, suggesting a watching brief for the time being.

Whilst Bruce has more time from the boardroom, the terraces may not be so forgiving.

As fans we want fight, spirit & at the very least a side that competes.

We also want to get our season on track, starting now.

Key Facts

  • Villa yet to win this term (DLL)
  • Jedinak has trained & may start.
  • Villa haven’t won a game when the Aussie captain hasn’t featured.
  • Villa have won just 1 of last 9 Champ games.
  • Norwich beat QPR last time our; their first win of the season.
  • Scott Hogan is a doubt.