Embattled Bruce just getting on with the job
STEVE Bruce is adamant he will turn Villa’s fortunes around and says he hasn’t spoken to the board about his future as boss.
Villa suffered another setback against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, despite dominating the game and creating a hatful of clear-cut opportunities.
Birkir Bjarnason and Robert Snodgrass were the guiltiest parties before Scott Hogan accidentally cleared Conor Hourihane’s strike off Boro’s goal-line.
Despite the positive performance, Villa have won just one of their opening seven Championship fixtures and mirror last season’s start under Roberto Di Matteo.
Asked what vibes the powers-that-be have been giving off about his future, Bruce said: “You’re going to have to ask them that. I don’t really know. I don’t ask that question, I just get on with my job.
“I feel as if we’re decent and we’re a good side in this division. Whether we’re given time…”
Tuesday marked 11 months at the helm for Bruce, who was left cursing his luck as to how his team didn’t mark it with a win.
He added: “I couldn’t have asked for anything more apart from to stick the ball in the net!”
In a further blow, Bruce revealed winger Andre Green faces four months on the sidelines following an operation.
The 19-year-old has struggled with hamstring injuries over the last six months and went under the knife on Tuesday in a bid to cure it.
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