By Emma Sanders

Aston Villa manager, Steve Bruce and first team coach Stephen Clemence watched the Under-23s as they secured a comfortable victory on Monday evening.

The Birmingham Mail claim the club’s senior coaching pair watched from the stands at the Bank Stadium as the youngsters beat West Ham 2-0 and produce a dominating display.

Villa’s talented Under-23s team have made a bright start to the season, winning three of their first seven games and seem to be enjoying football.

Their victory against West Ham was the reserves’ third consecutive win and there was plenty of youth talent on display for Bruce to marvel over.

Corey Blackett-Taylor broke the deadlock, scoring with his head after a pin point delivery from Andre Green in the first-half.

Villa’s youngsters doubled their lead through Keinan Davis who slotted away a penalty in the second-half, although there were plenty of other opportunities to score.

Bruce would have been encouraged by the displays of the two centre-backs, particularly on-loan defender Easah Suliman who returned from Cheltenham to play the full game and picked up the Man of the Match award.

Alongside him, Joonas Sundman was also solid for Villa and the duo put their marker down in front of the new first team boss.

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