Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Rotherham snapped a five-game winless run and lifted the mood around Villa Park, after a section of the club’s support had begun to turn on boss Steve Bruce.
Chelsea loanee Abraham, who bagged his first goal in claret and blue to open the scoring against the Millers, know the importance of following up that result when Sheffield Wednesday visit B6 tomorrow.
“I think Tuesday’s win has brought a lot of positivity around the building,” he said.
“Sheffield Wednesday are a good team. But we are Aston Villa and we are expected to win. We want to go out there all guns blazing and put in a performance.”
Abraham has promised there is much more to come once he gets used to his new surroundings. Though still aged only 20, he has arrived at Villa with a considerable pedigree, having found the net 26 times for Bristol City during his first spell in the Championship two seasons ago.
A deadline day signing for Villa, Abraham did not meet up with his new team-mates until the end of last week.
“I only had a couple of days training with the boys even before Rotherham and I am learning more about them,” he said.
“They are learning about me. Hopefully a couple of more days, a couple of more weeks, I will get that connection and we will start winning games.”
Though there is no question Tuesday’s result eased a little of the pressure on Bruce, any fresh goodwill would be quickly eroded should his team fail to get the better of Wednesday.
The visitors arrive six places but just two points beneath seventh-placed Villa in the Championship table.
They also have the distinction of being one of only two teams to win in the league at Villa Park last season.
Adam Reach’s spectacular long-range strike, after just 19 seconds, set the Owls on course for a 2-0 victory last November.
In Josh Onomah, they boast a player who is no stranger to Villa fans. The Tottenham midfielder made 33 league appearances for Bruce’s team last term and is now on loan with the Owls.
Onomah, who still keeps an eye on goings-on at Villa Park, is backing Bruce and his former team to eventually come good.
“Steve Bruce is an amazing guy, on and off the pitch he always made sure that I was feeling good. I learned a lot from him,” said Onomah.
“He has a lot of experience. he won a lot of promotions. I’m sure he knows what he is doing and he will come back from this.
“It will be strange going there because I have never played against a former club before. I’m excited and hopefully I can play a part in the game. I learned a lot at Villa last season.”
Forward duo Scott Hogan and Keinan Davis (both groin) remain out for Villa.