By Danny Wright
Aston Villa fans have torn Glenn Whelan to shreds on Twitter for his performance in the 2-1 win against Fulham at Villa Park on Saturday.
Whelan, 33, played all 90 minutes as Steve Bruce’s side earn a solid three points thanks to goals in each half from captain John Terry and Albert Adomah.
However, although the Villains got their promotion push back on track after last week’s loss against Wolves, fans were not pleased with what summer signing Whelan displayed on the pitch.
The Republic of Ireland international was snapped up from Stoke in the summer to add experience to Bruce’s first-team, but it seems to the supporters that he may be a bit too experienced, with many suggesting that he has lost all pace and cannot keep up with the game.
Here is a selection of the fans’ tweets:
Whelan is as immense as ever! Too slow, constantly out of position and Hourihane having to cover throughout. Get him off!! ???? #AVFC
— Duncan Kemp (@hunkiedunkie) October 21, 2017
— Jon (@jonthevillaboy) October 21, 2017
Decent first half, we’ve pressed the ball well and created some chances. I’d rather a half fit jedinak be playing over whelan #avfc
— IanGogo (@iangogo3) October 21, 2017
Whelan frustrating again. We're pressing well but need to track the runners from full back better #avfc
— AnotherVillan (@1DayFootyComps) October 21, 2017
Pathetic by Whelan. He has cost us the lead and possibly the game. Long way to go but that could prove costly. He is a liability… #AVFC
— Matt (@reel_villan) October 21, 2017
— Mickey #UTV (@av1_villa) October 21, 2017
— Simon Froggatt (@FroggattSimon) October 21, 2017
Whelan has made 12 appearances across all competitions for Aston Villa this season, starting all but one game in which he was dropped to the bench for the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough last month.
The Irishman has never even been substituted off by Bruce, showing that the manager is a clear fan of the midfielder, even though the Villa Park faithful might not be as faithful of him.
In other Aston Villa news, the club has confirmed that another attacker has penned a fresh new deal.