Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Libor Kozak's performance against Wolves

The 26-year-old Czech striker bagged a brace in Tuesday night's 2-2 friendly draw at Molineux.

Fit-again Libor Kozak made his case for a regular role in Tim Sherwood’s side for the coming campaign on Tuesday night, bagging a brace as Aston Villa were held to a 2-2 friendly draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Czech forward, who also netted in Villa’s pre-season opener against Fulham, took just six minutes to give the visitors the lead at Molineux, firing in a spectacular long-range effort after strike-partner Gabby Agbonlahor cleverly stepped over Alan Hutton's pass.

He could have even had a hat-trick within the opening 13 minutes too, hitting the bar six minutes after opening the scoring and then heading left-back Jordan Amavi’s cross just wide moments later.

The towering striker later put Villa ahead for a second time with 14 minutes left of the match after David Edwards had equalised for the home side four minutes earlier, tapping in Callum Robinson’s low cross to cap a fine performance.

Wolves would go on to level the scores again at the death through Benik Afobe but the result did not take anything away from Kozak’s efforts on the night, having worked tirelessly throughout his 90-minute run-out.

After being out of first-team action for 19 months following horrific leg-break, the former Lazio man’s return to senior action has proved a qualified success so far and bodes well for his forthcoming competitive comeback.

With Christian Benteke now with Liverpool, he will have to compete with new signing Jordan Ayew and the reportedly soon-to-arrive Emmanuel Adebayor for first-team minutes but, having netted four times in his first 14 league games for Villa before being sidelined, the Czech Republic international has definite top-flight talent.

The claret and blue faithful would love nothing more than for him to push himself to the forefront of Sherwood’s’ plans too, given the rave reviews his two-goal performance was getting on Twitter after the match.

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