By Will Butcher

Jonathan Kodjia has described Aston Villa ace Albert Adomah as a “real asset” after an impressive start to life at Villa Park.

Adomah joined the Midlands giants in the last few days of the transfer window, after falling down the pecking order with Premier League new boys Middlesbrough.

Kodjia described the winger as the perfect kind of player to have in the dressing room, after the Ghana international has become one of the mainstays of Steve Bruce’s side.

“He is a very good guy,” Kodjia told Aston Villa’s official website. “He is always smiling, always joking, always bringing good feelings to the dressing room – and he’s also a top player.

“He’s a real asset to this team – that’s out there on the pitch and in the dressing room, too.”

Adomah has made 10 appearances for Villa, starting all six of Bruce’s games in charge since the sacking of former boss Roberto Di Matteo.

His presence in the team has coincided with Villa’s best run of the season, which has seen them move from the relegation zone up to a safer 17th place with three draws and three wins.

Using his electrifying pace down the flank for Villa, Adomah has been able to reach the byline and provide three assists as teammate Kodjia continues his impressive scoring streak of five goals in six games.

The attacking duo are expected to start for Villa on Saturday as they are expected to pick up three points against Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City.

A fifth Championship win could see them move to within just two points of the Championship playoffs, if other results go their way.

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