By Amir Mir

Alex Bruce has stated that it is a “funny old game” in regards to Aston Villa fans wanting his dad Steve to be sacked as manager.

On-loan Wigan defender Bruce stated that six weeks ago his dad was the “saviour” and now people are talking about his future.

Steve Bruce took charge of Villa in mid-October replacing Roberto Di Matteo who was sacked after 11 games in the Championship.

At first, promotion expert Bruce had a fine start to his career in the Midlands leading the club to a small revival and the possibility of catching up with the top six.

However, since the turn of the year Villa’s form has dipped and they are on a four-match losing streak with many questioning his future at the club.

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This is what his son Alex had to say to supporters as posted on his personal Twitter account.

During the January transfer window, Bruce purchased eight players, including adding Premier League left-back Neil Taylor to his ranks.

The Welshman was joined by goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, defensive duo James Bree, and Jacob Bedeau, midfield trio Henri Lansbury, Conor Hourihane and Birkir Bjarnason with striker Scott Hogan being the most expensive purchase.

After their 3-1 home loss to Barnsley on Tuesday night, Villa are now seven points above the relegation zone as they take on league leaders Newcastle on Monday night.

In other Aston Villa news, Steve Bruce has delivered an update on this midfielder ahead of Newcastle clash.

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