Conor Coady: 'Wolverhampton Wanderers can't dwell on Aston Villa defeat'

Annette Crawford
March 14, 2018

Villa would like to be able to afford that, but must achieve promotion to England's top flight to be able to, and they now sit third in the table, four points off the automatic promotion spots.

Sky Bet Championship side Aston Villa are very keen on making Johnstone's long-term stay at the club a permanent one this summer, but will be challenged by Premier League sides who have seen Johnstone's quality.

"It was always my fear that this would happen after last Saturday's win over Wolves", said Bruce. "The pitch is huge but I like the way we are trying to pass it, and I think we will have a bit of confidence about us".

Matt Doherty struck in each half, on either side of a 58th-minute goal from on-loan Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe, as the league leaders earned a victory after taking just five points from their previous five games.

"I couldn't have picked a better bloke to score either".

Hull City eased their relegation fears as they hit back from 3-1 down to beat Norwich City 4-3 - Abel Hernandez netting two penalties before Harry Wilson's victor.

Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Kenneth Zahore scored for Neil Warnock's side after Neal Maupay had opened the scoring for Brentford.

Therefore, it's down to the players to get the fans onside quickly and a fast start could ensure the ground is bouncing again. "I am not confident of anything in this league because we have some hard games coming up". We knew we had to play well, and certainly did that. They've got some veery good players who played in the Champions League a year ago.

At the bottom, Barnsley inched three points clear of the relegation zone after a 1-1 draw with mid-table Norwich City.

Hull are nine points above the bottom three after a 3-0 win at Ipswich thanks to goals from Markus Henriksen, Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen.

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