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Steve Bruce challenges Albert Adomah to score 20 goals this season

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Aston Villa at Ashton Gate on August 25, 2017 in Bristol, England.

The winger has been in prolific form for Aston Villa recently.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Aston Villa at Pirelli Stadium on September 26, 2017 in...

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has challenged winger Albert Adomah to reach 20 goals this season.

Despite being on the fringes of the team in the early stages of the season, Adomah has been hugely impressive of late and has now scored eleven goals across all competitions following his brace in the 2-0 victory at home to Ipswich Town at the weekend.

As reported by the Birmingham Mail, Bruce said: “He’s had a wonderful return, as I’ve said now for the past few weeks.

“At the start, because of the form of Andre Green, he wasn’t in the team, so it just shows you. He’s worked hard and he’s got his reward.

“Playing on the left he looks so comfortable coming in on his right foot and running across the line. He’s a threat and that’s 11 goals he’s got which is a wonderful return.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa is tackled by Cyrus Christie of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017...

“Long may it continue and there’s no reason now why he can’t set his sights to go and get another 10 at this part of the season.”

Adomah is playing with much confidence at present and has scored five goals in his last three matches, with Villa having won all of those fixtures.

Villa are currently in fourth place in the Championship and if they are to secure promotion to the Premier League then it seems very likely that Adomah will have a prominent part to play in proceedings.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa during the Pre-Season Friendly between AFC Telford United and Aston Villa at New Bucks Head Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Telford, England.

On Friday Villa return to action with an away game against Leeds United and Adomah will be determined to continue his excellent scoring streak.

Adomah's Premier League experience so far amounts to two appearances in the division for Middlesbrough last season and his main aim will certainly be to get back to the top flight and this time stay there for a prolonged period.

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