Aston Villa

Steve Bruce delighted he managed to use two strikers against Rotherham

Steve Bruce delighted he managed to use two strikers against Rotherham

Aston Villa managed to beat Rotherham United on Tuesday night as they look to keep their momentum going, however, there was one thing in particular that pleased the manager.

According to a report by the Birmingham Mail, Steve Bruce has revealed that he was delighted to have been able to play with two strikers and it was something he had been keen to do for a while.

Jonathan Kodjia and Tammy Abraham, who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea, both played together for the first time, with the latter scoring and the Villans believe it will be a partnership that will get better the more they play.

“They had only been together three or four days before the Rotherham game,” he told the Birmingham Mail.

“The more time they spend playing together then the hopefully the better that partnership will become.

“Playing two up front is something I have been keen to do and it worked.”

The Verdict:

Aston Villa have had to rely on a formation that had involved just one man up top for a while, however, with it instantly making an impact against Rotherham, it would not be a surprise to see it continue to happen.

However, with the length of the Championship season, there will be some concern from Bruce about how long he can use two men up top.

Abraham has not been able to play back-to-back games since Christmas, whilst Kodjia has missed a considerable amount of game-time due to a serious ankle injury in recent times.

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