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Steve Bruce Confident of Aston Villa’s Promotion Chances Next Season

Aston Villa have been one of the inform teams in the Championship after having taken four wins in the last five games. They have been even better in terms of form over the last nine matches.


A run of seven wins in these matches has led to the club moving into the 11th spot in the Championship table. It has been a huge improvement from the club, which appointed manager Steve Bruce as the replacement for Roberto di Matteo back in October. While results did not show an immediate improvement, the former Hull City manager has been making a lot of noise about promotion over the last few weeks.

The club’s aim to win a fifth consecutive league game ended with a 1-1 draw with Burton Albion. Even then, the club have been able to move one step closer towards the play-off places. There are only five games left in the campaign and Aston Villa are 11 points behind Sheffield Wednesday.

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Richards believe in Aston Villa

Micah Richards believe that Aston Villa can challenge for promotion this season and it is up to the players to give their best on the pitch.


He said that the Championship table could change quickly in the Championship with the number of games that they play and it is up to the team to improve their game.

He admitted that it had not been an easy season for them as they have failed to be consistent at times. He believes that Aston Villa can play some great football, but the problem is that they often lose concentration and concede some cheap goals.

He said that Aston Villa has the important players to push for promotion and that they only have to believe in themselves.

Micah Richards is wanted by the Turkish side Trabzonspor

The start of Micah Richards career as a player of Aston Villa kicked off on June 17 of 2015 as he penned a 4 year long deal with the English League Championship club and it actually was a bright start for the English defender as he was a consistent starter.


During Micah Richards debut season with Aston Villa, he managed to make over 20 appearances but things have dramatically changed in his 2nd season as the defender has only been able to make 2 appearances out of the 16 league matches that have been played so far.

ASTON VILLA VISIT READING IN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH

Reading FC is set to host Aston Villa in an English Championship clash on Tuesday at the Madejski Stadium.

The game would definitely be hard fought as Reading enter the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Queen Park Rangers over the weekend. Reading captain Paul McShane is set to miss the game due to a hamstring injury he picked up during the QPR clash. Aside McShane, Striker Yakou Meite and defender Jake Cooper are also sidelined as they are yet to fully recover from their injuries.

Aston Villa blocked move for Richards

It has been revealed that Aston Villa blocked several bids for Micah Richards on the transfer deadline day.


It is believed that both Sunderland and Hull were looking to take the player on loan, but Aston Villa has refused because they consider the player as an important member of their squad.

Micah Richards to Hull

There are some reports that Hull might make a move for Micah Richards in the coming days.

The Premier League side is currently short on players and might want to strengthen the team with the signing of the defender from Aston Villa.

Despite being a club in crisis, Hull City has made a great start to life in the Premier League by winning their first two games, and they want to keep the momentum going. However, the team only has 13 recognized senior players at the moment and is working hard to recruit additional players before the transfer window closes.

SUNDERLAND DEAL FOR RICHARDS UNCERTAIN

Micah Richards has remained a top target for Sunderland, especially with the relegation of Aston Villa to the English Championship.

Sunderland were hoping to lure the player to top flight football, even as they content with changes in management, football philosophy and the squad.

Richards will move to Sunderland unlikely

The 28 year old English defender of Aston Villa, Micah Richards has consistently been linked with Sunderland as the Premier League club was believed to be interested in reinforcing their defensive department after having conceded 69 goals in 38 matches during the 2015-16 season of the Premier League.

Sunderland just barely managed to avoid the bottom relegation zone during that season of the top tier English League and David Moyes wants to avoid going through another season where they just barely manage to scrap above the relegation spots.

Randy Lerner has officially quit Aston Villa

American businessman Randy Lerner has officially quit Aston Villa after the club’s sale to Chinese businessmanTony Xiawent through after clearance from the Premier League.

The club is now part of the Recon Group after owner Tony Xia went through various tests to determine his ability to run a football club. Lerner had been trying to sell the club since 2014 but without much success. One of those major stumbling blocks came in the form of the asking price of close to £ 200 million. Lerner had invested a similar sum of money since taking over the club in 2006.

VILLA PARK FANS WANT MICAH RICHARDS OUT

There are reports that Villa Park regulars want a lot of changes at the club, after a very disappointing season in the last campaign.

They urge current manager Roberto Di Matteo to return the club to the top flight league after the Italian agreed to lead the coaching crew. Di Matteo was recently confirmed as the club’s fourth permanent boss in about 16 months. He signed a deal for two years worth £35,000-a-week with a handsome £2m promotion bonus at the end of the season.