Keith Wyness' post-match Tweet raises questions over Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce

Aston Villa's new signing John Terry, manager Steve Bruce and Chairman Keith Wyness during the press conference at Villa Park on July 3, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa CEO praised his side after they battered Burton Albion - but why has it taken this long for Bruce to get his tactics right?

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa smiles prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on January 8, 2017 in London, England.

Aston Villa fans know better than to get carried away following a promising run of form. They may have extended their winning league run to three with a 4-0 thrashing of Burton Albion on Tuesday night but supporters will remember that Steve Bruce’s side enjoyed a similarly impressive unbeaten streak in the spring only to fall away and stutter to a mid-table finish.

Yet, there appears to be something different about Villa’s current run of seven games without defeat.

Young striker Keinan Davis added to his growing reputation with another influential goalscoring display, Albert Adomah maintained his recent resurgence while Robert Snodgrass, a real coup of a signing on loan from West Ham, capped his best display in Villa colours with a maiden strike.

Robert Snodgrass of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's 3rd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Pirelli Stadium on September 26, 2017...

No wonder CEO Keith Wyness is happy. Though you wonder whether there is something of a subtle dig at his manager in his post-match Tweet.

There certainly seems to be an opinion among some Villa supporters that this excellent run of form has been far too late in coming. As some have pointed out, why has it taken Bruce this long to play two strikers or commit to a more attacking style that suits Villa’s gifted forward players?

And there’s also the fact that Adomah would likely not have played in recent weeks if Andre Green had not suffered a long-term injury. The Ghanaian, Villa’s most prolific assist maker last season with 10, had barely been seen until Green was ruled out.

It’s fair to say Bruce has a long way to go to fully convince the supporters. And maybe even the CEO.

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