Bruce ready for a break... so are Blues

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

I KNOW Steve Bruce is a good man­ager, but I still do not know how good his Villa squad is in terms of pro­mo­tion.

Un­til Satur­day they had re­cov­ered with a great run of only one de­feat in 12 matches. But then the wheels came off with the in­jury to cap­tain John Terry. He has a bro­ken metatarsal in his foot. That will be a few weeks. Villa’s in­jury list is mount­ing up.

De­spite the 2- 1 home de­feat to Sh­effield Wed­nes­day, they stay in the pro­mo­tion zone – but only just.

Next up will be an away match at un­pre­dictable QPR be­fore a home game with hap­less Sun­der­land.

Bruce needs the in­ter­na­tional break and so does Steve Cot­ter­ill. Ham­string in­juries are mak­ing his tough Blues job even harder!

For­est and Wolves at home with an away sand­wich filler at Mid­dles­brough and Sh­effield United. Not ideal.

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