Steve Bruce admits Aston Villa team selection mistake he made against Queens Park Rangers

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce

Aston Villa won 1-0 against Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park yesterday.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce has told Aston Villa’s official website that he should have rotated his side more for their match against Queens Park Rangers last night.

Bruce made just two changes to his Villa line-up last night, with Scott Hogan and Leandro Bacuna coming into his team.

Bacuna made a big impact on the match, and Bruce felt that the 25-year-old’s display proved that he should have made more alterations to his team.

“He was excellent. I thought he tired but he gives you energy, pace and power,” Bruce said.

“I thought he gave us an injection. With hindsight, maybe I should have played two or three more to have that freshness.”

Villa beat Norwich City 2-0 at the weekend, so it was understandable why Bruce did not want to change a successful formula.

Villa’s performance against QPR was more workmanlike, but they still picked up the three points.

Jonathan Kodjia scored an early goal for the claret and blues, and they managed to hold on to their advantage for the rest of the match.

Villa have now won seven of their last eight outings, in what has been their strongest run of form over the season to date.

The Villans are due to face Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium at the weekend.

Aston Villa’s Leandro Bacuna celebrates after scoring their first goal

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