It is certainly little too late for Villa to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, but there is renewed hope around Villa Park after a disastrous few years.
The Midlands outfit are on a decent run of form that has seen them steadily rise up the table – picking up 12 points out of a possible 15 points over the past five games.
Villa arguably possess one of the most talented squads in the Championship, and after re-building the squad over the last 12 months, the team are finally starting to gel together
Bruce’s focus will be to finish the season as strongly as possible, with the aim of carrying on their momentum into the 2017/2018 campaign.
Villa face a Wigan Athletic side, who are significantly hanging onto their Championship lives. They recently lost their manager and have only won two out of their last ten Championship games.
FLW writer, Ashley Williams identifies the Aston Villa side that will comfortably beat Wigan Athletic on Saturday..