Aston Villa will take on Middlesbrough in the Championship on Tuesday evening, and the players owe their fans a performance after their dire showing against Brentford on Saturday afternoon.
In his post-match interview, Bruce described the performance as one of the worst he has seen since he has been at the club, and most Villa fans will find it extremely hard to disagree with him.
Villa barely created a decent chance the whole match, and if it weren’t for some heroics by Johnstone in goal, they’d have lost that game quite comfortably. In the end, Brentford left Villa Park wondering how they had only managed to pick up a solitary point.
Therefore, Bruce will be demanding a big response from his team, although there’s likely to be quite a few changes from the side that put in such a lacklustre effort at the weekend.
Here’s our predicted Villa XI for tomorrow’s match.