Aston Villa player ratings v Wigan: Midfielder is 5/10
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.