Aston Villa are without a win in the their last three matches, and have only won three of their 11 Championship matches so far this season.
They drew to bottom placed Preston on Tuesday, in a tumultuous affair where they were very close to losing, and then within seconds from winning thanks to a Yannick Bolasie goal and a missed penalty. There is now a huge amount of pressure on manager Steve Bruce, with the majority of fans growing increasingly impatient with the man that took them to the play-offs last season. Villa have not clicked into gear yet this season, and Bruce’s departure seems imminent.
However, it is not all doom and gloom at Villa Park, and there are still positives to take from their performance, shown by Tammy Abraham.
Should have won it at the end! But great fighting spirit from the boys We’ll get to where we belong. Nice to grab a goal thank you for the birthday messages #UTV
— Tammy Abraham (@tammyabraham) October 2, 2018
Abraham had a good game against Preston and was probably The Villans’ standout player. He is clearly remaining positive, praising the fighting spirit in the club. If he keeps this form up, Villa will not be struggling much longer.
To be fair, Villa should have won after the first half, and while they only got the draw, Bruce can’t necessarily be blamed for a missed penalty. While the decision for Glenn Whelan to take the kick was odd, this still may not have been Bruce’s call.
All in all, in these troubling times for Villa, players like Abraham show that it is not as bad as it looks, and they are remaining positive.
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