Aston Villa fans were in good voice over the weekend in the Transfer Tavern after seeing their side record a second successive Championship victory.
The pressure was certainly mounting on manager Steve Bruce earlier in the campaign after the 56-year-old oversaw just one win from their opening seven league matches, a run which left them 18th in the division.
However, a 3-0 win over Barnsley a week ago was followed up by an equally impressive 2-1 success over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, with goals from Albert Adomah and Conor Hourihane lifting the Villans up to tenth in the league, just two points adrift of the play-off places.
And there may be further good news to come for our resident Villans supporters if a recent report from Football Insider is anything to go by, which details that the Midlands outfit are eyeing up a move for Peterborough United youngster Luke Strachan.
The midfielder has come up through the ranks at London Road to regularly turn out for the club’s Under-18 side, and he has gone from strength to strength this term with a goal in their 2-0 success over AFC Wimbledon’s Under-18 team ten days ago.
Strachan has helped the side to three wins from their opening eight Youth Alliance matches, and in turn has reportedly attracted the interest of Bruce’s Villa, and indeed bitter rivals Birmingham City.
The grandson of Scotland manager Gordan is certainly making headway in the game, and a big move to the Championship could be in the offing for the youngster in the near future.
Landlord’s verdict: Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce placed great emphasis on experience during the summer transfer window, bringing the likes of John Terry, Glenn Whelan, and Chris Samba to Villa Park to aid in his side’s push for promotion.
Yet the former Birmingham City and Hull City chief appears to also be looking ahead to the future of the football club, with the 56-year-old holding a reported interest in Peterborough United starlet Luke Strachan, grandson of Scotland manager Gordan.
The midfielder has made great strides at London Road and has been a regular feature in their Under-18 side – he’s clearly someone Villa feel can benefit them in the long-term in what is an indication of the club’s forward planning ahead of what they hope is a successful future.
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