As luck would have it, Villa’s aim for eight straight features us away to the Cottagers and potentially missing two of our brightest lights. I don’t know why, but when things are going well, it sort of always seems that someone important gets injured. Which isn’t to say that Villa can’t win without Jack Grealish and/or Albert Adomah.
Sadly, these are generally pretty tight affairs, and blues aren’t on a bad run. Not that it should really matter, but you know. Will still be looking for a 5-1. Which means it’ll be another 0-0. Or maybe 1-0.
The struggling Brewers visit Villa Park today sitting bottom of the table on the heels of three straight losses. Steve Bruce said it all in his presser: “It’s pointless going away and getting a result at Sheffield United if we can’t get the right result against Burton. We are in a good place at the moment. Let’s make sure we stay there.”
Funny how the weekend off makes it seem like a lifetime since we beat Barnsley. But, it’s back to the pitch tomorrow, and Sheffield United again. We’d likely have beaten them last time out, bar a couple of howlers at the back. This time? Who knows.
Our magnificent FA Cup run is over, but I don’t think Steve Bruce was wrong to stay focused on the league. The Forest match is more important than extra games in a competition we’re not going to win. If we’ve weathered a bit of a storm and found ourselves coming out stronger on the other side, Villa are in a good spot to make a run at it over the final 20. And that’s all that counts.