By Will Butcher
Ian Taylor has revealed that he is not a fan of the international break, as the “disruption” slows Aston Villa’s momentum.
Steve Bruce’s side are unbeaten since the 55-year-old’s arrival, producing three wins from five games including a 2-1 win against Blackburn on Saturday.
Taylor, an avid Aston Villa fan after spending nine years with the Midlands giants, revealed that it was disappointing to see Villa’s momentum fade away as the international break takes precedence.
“Sometimes it’s a shame when the international break comes around – especially on this occasion,” Taylor told the Birmingham Mail. “I must admit I’m not a fan of the disruption, but they’re part and parcel of football.
“We’re going on a bit of as run and you don’t like that interrupted. We’ve got a few internationals going away and you just hope you can hit the ground running when everyone comes back.”
Villa have moved up to 14th place in the Championship, after securing 11 points from Bruce’s opening fixtures.
The former Sunderland and Birmingham boss was appointed after Roberto Di Matteo was axed following a dismal run of just one win in 12 league and cup encounters.
Despite Bruce reigniting Villa’s form after their dismal relegation last term, Villa will now have to hope that they can regenerate their momentum with a win against Brighton on November 18.
During his nine-year stint at Villa Park, Taylor scored 43 goals in 296 league and cup appearances as he picked up runners-up medals in both the FA Cup and the League Cup.
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