Steve Bruce shares what disappointed him about Aston Villa's win over QPR

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa applauds the crowd after the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa at St Andrews on October 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 yesterday.

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.

Villa boss Steve Bruce sat down for his post-match press conference after his side's superb 2-1 away win at Queens Park Rangers yesterday, and offered high praise for his team, although he did pinpoint one area where they could have done better, as quoted by the club's official website.

Yesterday's win was crucial for the Villans, after their loss last time out against Sheffield Wednesday, and they now sit in fifth position in the Championship table, seven points adrift of the automatic promotion spots.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on April 17, 2017 in London, England.

What made Villa's victory over Ian Holloway's side that much sweeter was the fact that they arrived in west London in the midst of somewhat of an injury crisis, with some of their key men, including the likes fo John Terry and Jonathan Kodjia, unavailable through injury.

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Bruce addressed the media in the immediate aftermath of the match at Loftus Road, and highlighted one particular area where his side could have done even better, as quoted by AVFC.co.uk:

Manager of Aston Villa Steve Bruce during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

"There wasn't much between us in the opening 25 minutes. It's always difficult coming here and after the break we performed very well. The scoreline could have been even heavier on QPR in the last 15 minutes. I was very pleased."

That is of course being extremely picky, with three points in this division always being incredibly hard to earn.

Next up for Bruce's side is a home game against rock-bottom Sunderland on Tuesday night, and only a win will do if they are to keep the pressure up on those above them in the table.

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