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Steve Bruce addresses Aston Villa striker rumours

As quoted by The Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has said that he does not think the club will move for Abel Hernandez in the January transfer window.

The report suggested that the Villans boss was rumoured to be set to make an offer for his former Hull City striker, but his quotes ahead of this weekend’s Championship action have pretty much put the brakes on that.

It’s come as a bit of a downer to our Villa fans here in the Transfer Tavern who were hoping for some exciting signings to help them get into the race for promotion, but they do still believe Bruce is going to get it right in January.

The former Sunderland man has enjoyed a pretty decent start to life with the club and has certainly steadied the ship after they looked in real peril under former boss Roberto Di Matteo.

He’s had time now to assess where he wants to strengthen the Midlands side and it is because of that, he feels the Uruguayan forward is not currently needed:

“I think there are other areas that need strengthening than at the top end of the pitch,” Bruce said.

“The club has invested heavily in the summer with [Ross] McCormack and [Jonathan] Kodjia, then we’ve got [Libor] Kozak, Gabby [Agbonlahor], [Rudy] Gestede and [Jack] Grealish likes to play off the front.

“I know Abel well and he’s a very, very good player, but at the moment I don’t think I need to strengthen that top end of the pitch.”

Villa are currently 16th in the Championship, five points off of the play-off places in one of the most competitive leagues around.

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