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Ian Wright predicts problems for Steve Bruce after Aston Villa's draw with Middlesbrough

BT Sport pundit Ian Wright looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in London, England.

Aston Villa could only draw 0-0 with Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.

BT Sport pundit Ian Wright looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2017 in London, England.

Pundit Ian Wright has told Sky Sports' The Debate that he is worried about Aston Villa and manager Steve Bruce.

Villa only drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, despite the fact that Boro had former Villa winger Adama Traore sent off just four minutes into the game.

Villa attempted to win the game, with Robert Snodgrass contriving to hit the crossbar from yards out before Henri Lansbury was sent off for Villa, and the frustration only mounted when Conor Hourihane's goalbound shot hit team-mate Scott Hogan on the line.

Villa manager Steve Bruce reacts after a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

It's now two 0-0 home draws in a row for Villa following the weekend stalemate with Brentford, and the pressure is somewhat mounting on manager Steve Bruce.

Bruce was given the funds to bring in the likes of John Terry, Ahmed Elmohamady, Glenn Whelan and Robert Snodgrass over the summer, adding considerable Premier League experience to a squad which had been invested in so heavily last season.

Initially one of the favourites for promotion to the Premier League, Villa have struggled so far this term, and have picked up just seven points from seven games.

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Bruce hasn't quite had the desired impact since becoming Villa boss back in October 2016, and pundit Ian Wright is now worried about Villa and manager Bruce.

Pundit Ian Wright has told Sky Sports' The Debate that Bruce must have the squad he wants now, and with results still not improving, Wright predicts that Villa fans will start calling for Bruce's head soon.

“They're quite worrying,” said Wright. “I think the Villa fans should be quite worried. Looking at Villa and everything that Steve Bruce is trying to do, because I believe it's got to be close to the team that he wants, I don't think it's working out as well as he'd like it to, and I think that the fans there are going to start to get a bit restless, if something doesn't change quick,” he added.

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