By Amir Mir

Paul McGrath stated on Twitter that Aston Villa are “moving in the right direction” after they beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Forward Jonathan Kodjia scored a double in the second-half as he cancelled out Sam Gallagher’s opener just after the break.

The Ivory Coast international converted from the penalty spot after Jack Grealish was fouled by Gordon Greer and he doubled his tally 12 minutes later.

His 71st minute strike, following Mile Jedinak’s assist, proved to be the difference as manager Steve Bruce remains unbeaten in his first five games in charge of the Midlands club.

Villa legend McGrath was delighted on his personal Twitter account as his former club picked up a valuable three points, but he was more complimentary towards the senior figures in charge.

The win at Villa Park means the Championship side are the only second-tier team unbeaten at home this season.

Bruce’s men are now 14th in the league table with 21 points from 16 games, five points off Leeds, who hold the final play-off spot.

After the international break Villa will travel to promotion chasers Brighton on November 18 for a tough away fixture.

In other Aston Villa team news, supporters on Twitter react with shock as Ross McCormack misses a sitter against Blackburn.