Aston Villa supporters are divided on Steve Bruce, with sections of the Villa Park faithful often questioning his ability, whilst others back their experienced manager to deliver promotion – as he has done throughout his career.
Bruce’s side struggled in the Sky Bet Championship last season following his arrival, with Villa eventually stumbling away from a relegation fight into a mid-table position.
However, a shrewd summer of transfer window appears to have transformed Villa, and despite a slow start to the 2017/18 campaign, they are showing signs of a promotion challenge.
Four victories in four fixtures have lifted Bruce’s side into seventh place, and they now enter October’s international break just one point outside the play-off places.
In contention for the top-six is where most expected Villa to be this season, particularly with a squad that has been heavily invested in over recent transfer windows.
However, Bruce has certainly made mistakes since taking over, and despite their recent revival, we take a look at TWO key errors the Villa boss has made since his arrival…