By Abigail Withey
Former Nottingham Forest midfielder David Prutton expects Aston Villa to beat his old club during their Championship clash on Saturday.
The Sky Sports pundit and columnist predicts that Villa will secure a 2-1 win over Mark Warburton’s side at Villa Park this weekend with impressive youngster Keinan Davis scoring the first goal.
Forest are currently sat on 12 points in the Championship rankings which positions them in tenth while the Claret and Blues trail behind by just two points in thirteenth place.
A win for Bruce’s team would take them above their opponents in the table, and Prutton believes they have what it takes.
“Aston Villa have got to win this for me,” Prutton wrote on the Sky Sports website.
“They’re undefeated in the league in five now, and while they’ve got a few too many draws in there it looks like things are coming together.
“Both sides suffered disappointing losses in midweek, but they made so many changes between them that it should make too much of a difference.
“Nottingham Forest are in 10th at the moment, and if they find themselves there at the end of the season them I’m sure Mark Warburton will be delighted.”
Davis scored his first competitive goal for his club last weekend during the club’s 3-0 victory over Barnsley away at the Oakwell and will be hopeful of securing a second against Forest.
Villa will undoubtedly be looking to brush off Tuesday’s result against Middlesbrough in the third round of the League Cup, after his side lost 2-0 at home to Garry Monk’s side.
Next week, Steve Bruce and his side will then travel to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton Albion away in the Championship.
In other Aston Villa news, the club has had another double injury blow confirmed for this weekend’s encounter.