Aston Villa on the front foot for Wolves clash
Steve Bruce has urged Villa to fight fire with fire in the derby clash with Wolves this evening as he heaped praise on Keinan Davis.
A win at Molineux would make it five league victories in a row – something they have not managed since the 1997/98 campaign.
Wolves attacker Diogo Jota has been one of the Championship’s standout players so far this term but Bruce feels his frontline should be feared too.
“It has got all the makings of a really, really good game,” he said.
“Let’s hope it is. Usually derby games are fraught with tension so it should be a fascinating game. They have got good players but so have we.”
Davis – a 19-year-old who has broke into the side just over two years after his release from League Two side Stevenage – and Jonathan Kodjia are set to lead the line. Winger Albert Adomah has been in fine form too.
On Davis’ rise, Bruce added: “I am surprised and delighted.
“He has been capped for England (Under-20s) too, got a couple of goals for us and done everything we have wanted him to do
“With him and Kodjia now, anyone who plays us knows that they are in for a difficult afternoon.
“Good for him and it just shows any young player out there you can get a chance if you have that bit of desire – and he has grasped it.”