Aston Villa kicked off their 2016-17 English League Championship campaign by suffering 3 defeats, 7 draws and only 1 victory from their 11 initial league matches.
It’s because of this slow start of the season that Aston Villa was drowning in the bottom spots of the 2nd tier English League.
For the past few weeks, Steve Bruce and his squad have started to collect more points on a consistent basis and have slowly been recovering from their underwhelming start of campaign.
The latest league match of Aston Villa saw them claiming a 2-0 triumph over Wigan Athletic in a match that was played on March 18 and this victory was their 5th triumph out of their 6 latest games.
This recent boost of positive results is what Aston Villa needs in order to have any kind of realistic chance of snatching a top 6 play-off spot. However, even with this latest trend of victories, it still is out of Aston Villa’s reach to get into the higher section of the table and Steve Bruce is well-aware of this as the English manager said:
“It’s nice to be in this kind of form, it’s better than the alternative. Slowly but surely, I keep saying this, there’s little seeds of recovery. It’s obviously come too late, but we’re never going to give up, we never know. We’ve got into the top half of the division now’’
“Can we now set our sights to get into the top 10 and then see if a few Devon Lochs can appear teams falling to bits.You saw something the other night, Bristol City turned over Huddersfield 4-0. Nobody would have predicted that but that’s the Championship.”
Whether or not Aston Villa is able to get into the higher section of the table and have a chance of returning to the Premier League is something that remains to be seen but this recent streak of victories has certainly lifted the hopes of the players and the manager Steve Bruce.