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By Will Butcher

Ian Taylor has challenged Aston Villa to continue Steve Bruce’s unbeaten start to life as manager against Fulham.

The former Villa midfielder is a club ambassador and avid supporter of his former side, after playing in claret and blue for almost a decade between 1994 and 2003.

Taylor, who also played for Derby and Sheffield Wednesday, revealed on his personal Twitter account that he will be at Villa Park to watch his beloved side take on their former Premier League rivals.

Taylor, 48, will be in attendance as Villa take on Fulham for the first time since April 2014, which resulted in a 2-1 home loss despite a goal from former target man Grant Holt.

The Midlands giants will be looking to build on Tuesday night’s 2-1 win against Reading, which was their first away win since August 2015.

Three points against Slavisa Jokanovic’s men will see them move up to 12th position in the second tier of English football if other results go their way.

Fans will be hoping that a second win under Bruce will be just the start, as the former Hull City and Birmingham manager looks to continue his reputation as a promotion expert.

The former Manchester United defender has achieved promotion from the Championship four times throughout his managerial career – twice with Birmingham and twice with Hull – and Villa fans will be hoping a fifth is on the cards this season.

In other Aston Villa news, Bruce has revealed how long he wants to be at Villa Park.