Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce praises Jordan Amavi for injury comeback

Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi celebrates after the match with manager Steve Bruce

The Frenchman has shown good spirit to return from a serious knee problem.

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has been speaking of the impact Jordan Amavi has had since he arrived as manager of the club.

Before Bruce arrived at Villa Park the error-prone Aly Cissokho was the first-choice left-back at the club.

But Amavi, who recently returned to action following a long-term knee injury has come in under Bruce and begun to show the form he did when he first joined the club last summer.

Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi celebrates after the match with manager Steve BruceAston Villa's Jordan Amavi celebrates after the match with manager Steve Bruce

Speaking to the club’s official website this week Bruce discussed his form and return to injury, hoping the Frenchman can stay fit for a long time:

“Jordan has really come into his own. I have been very pleased with him.

“The move for the first goal against Cardiff was excellent.

“When you have had a cruciate injury, it does take time.

“He’s had a bad injury and that’s never easy to get over.

“It’s been fantastic to see him back and performing like he is. Let’s hope he can stay injury-free.”

Amavi of course suffered cruciate ligament damage in November last year but was impressing for the club before picking up the problem.

Aston Villa's Jordan AmaviAston Villa's Jordan Amavi

Villa fans will of course be hoping along with Bruce that Amavi has indeed put his injury problems behind him.

Amavi moved to distance himself from talk of a potential January exit this week.

Marseille were said to be keen on the player but he made it clear he had no desire to leave the club in the near future, 

If he can continue to play such a key role in the Aston Villa this will be music to the ears of Bruce and Villa fans.

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