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‘Still don’t think Bruce is right’ ‘We need Bruce’ – Villa fans divided over manager’s future despite impressive win

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Aston Villa moved back to within reach of the top-six following a hard-fought win over playoff rivals Middlesbrough.

Robert Snodgrass’ late back-post header ensured the three points returned to the West Midlands with Steve Bruce’s travelling side, with the result condemning new Boro boss Tony Pulis to defeat in his first game in charge.

Villa had been considered serious contenders for automatic promotion following an excellent run of form in November, but no win in five before yesterday’s victory has seen the Villains slide out of the hotly-contested playoff positions.

Bruce had been under mounting pressure from sections of the crowd, with many calling for the former Hull City boss’ head following their poor form in December.

Victory at Boro will buy Bruce some time, who will hope to continue his side’s winning run tomorrow evening when his side take on high-flying Bristol City at Villa Park.

Lee Johnson’s men go into the game on the back of defeat to league leaders Wolves, and Bruce will hope to capitalise on their lapse by piling more misery on the Ashton Gate side.

Villa fans took to Twitter to have their say on yesterday’s vital win in the north east…

https://twitter.com/Sophie1079/status/947226675342925824

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Article title: ‘Still don’t think Bruce is right’ ‘We need Bruce’ – Villa fans divided over manager’s future despite impressive win

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