Aston Villa senior player named in Football League team of the week
By Harvey Byrne
The Football League has selected Rudy Gestede in their team of the week.
Aston Villa completed a demolition of Rotherham at home on the weekend with a stunning 3-0 win and Gestede bagged two of the goals.
In the Football League’s regular team of the week feature on their official Twitter account the best players from the three divisions weekend round of fixtures are selected.
#EFL TEAM OF THE WEEK!
— EFL (@EFL) August 15, 2016
The towering striker scored a brace in the first-half against the club’s Yorkshire opponents, with a header and a classy chip.
Bright prospect Jack Grealish completed the scoring for the Midlands club and his solo effort was awarded the goal of the weekend.
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Gestede moved to Villa Park last summer in a £6million move from Blackburn and he has made 39 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Although he was unable to keep Villa up last season, he is a known goalscorer at Championship level with 41 goals scored in 120 appearances for Cardiff and Blackburn respectively.
The Benin international helped earn Roberto Di Matteo his first win in charge of the club, after suffering an opening day defeat against Sheffield Wednesday, while also being the victims of a shock League Cup exit against League Two side Luton.
The Midlands giants face Huddersfield at home on Tuesday evening and the Italian boss will be looking to add more points on the board, as he targets a swift Premier League return.
In other Aston Villa team news, James Chester has revealed Roberto Di Matteo promised him a regular place at centre-half.