Steve Bruce praises quality of Leeds United's attack

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.

Leeds United will take on Steve Bruce's Aston Villa side next on Friday evening.

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.

Steve Bruce has told Aston Villa’s official website that he believes Leeds United are a very good side, after watching them beat Barnsley.

Bruce was an interested viewer, as Leeds won 2-0 at Barnsley, as they are his Villa side’s next opponents.

And the experience boss is wary of the attacking threat that Leeds have.

“I watched them on the TV today and they're a good side,” Bruce said.

“They've got some good players up the top end of the pitch. We'll have to defend well.

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on February 28, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

“We're also playing well ourselves, which makes for a cracking game at Elland Road.

“It's live on the television and will no doubt be in front of a full house.”

Leeds have the likes of Samu Saiz and Gianni Alioski, who are both in sparkling form.

The attacking midfielders both scored for Leeds against Barnsley, as Thomas Christiansen’s side picked up an important victory.

Villa boss Steve Bruce reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Villa also won at the weekend, with Albert Adomah scoring both their goals in a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town.

Villa have been in excellent form recently, and will pose a big test to Leeds on Friday.

Villa and Leeds are both chasing top six places this term, and three points would be a major boost for either side’s promotion chances.

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