By Dominic Toner

Football Insider rates the Aston Villa players after their 2-0 victory against Wigan in the Championship.

Sam Johnstone 8 – Made a number of decent saves for the side to keep out Wigan, the best player on the day for Villa.

James Bree 6 – He was sacrificed in the second-half to add a more attacking, but looked steady once again.

James Chester 7 – Was without preferred centre-back Nathan Baker alongside him, but still defensively solid. Opened the scoring with his headed goal in the 73rd minute.

Mile Jedinak 6 – He was tested once again at centre-back and nearly gifted Wigan an early goal when Omar Bogle tried to capitalise on a sloppy pass. Looks much better as the defensive midfielder, when he screens the back line.

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Neil Taylor 6 – Another solid performance from the left-back and has cemented his position.

Alan Hutton 6 – He showed his versatility and worked hard for Villa, but will need to continue high performances to keep his starting XI spot.

Gary Gardner 5 – He looked poor in the centre of the park and was sloppy in possession. Was taken off in the second-half after failing to make an impact.

Conor Hourihane 6 – The playmaker looked less effective in a two-man midfield and is better with Jedinak directly behind him. However, showed some glimpses still of his quality on the ball.

Jordan Amavi 6 – Produced some good spells on the left wing and is certainly better going forward.

Albert Adomah 6 – Struggled to get into the game for the most-part, but managed to help set up Scott Hogan for the second goal of the match.

Jonathan Kodjia 6 – Battle hard to get into the match, but was unable to stretch his goal tally.

Scott Hogan (for Bree 60mins) 7

Henri Lansbury (for Gardner 60mins) 6

Tommy Elphick (for Adomah 84mins) 6

In other Aston Villa news, a BBC Pundit claims he would sell the club’s star for £20million in the summer.

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