Yannick Bolasie has been one of the major beneficiaries of Aston Villa’s decision to appoint Dean Smith in October.
The Everton loanee had endured a slow start to life at Villa Park under Steve Bruce but has exploded in action since the former Brentford boss took charge, producing an outstanding attacking performance in the 3-0 away win at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
And, ahead of Friday night’s Midland derby against West Brom, Bolasie is full of confidence – at least he certainly looked it in training.
The Congo international produced a wonderful piece of skill at Bodymoor Heath, cutting inside and whipping a stunning rabona finish into the top corner. Aston Villa legend Ian Taylor was certainly impressed – but has implored Bolasie to save moments of magic like this for The Baggies.
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Aston Villa are in outstanding form right now, beating Derby, Middlesbrough and Birmingham City in their last three games with an aggregate score of 10-2. So a West Brom side who have haemorrhaged goals at a worrying rate under Darren Moore this season should be putting plans in place to keep Bolasie as quiet as possible.