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9th Apr, 2017 | 7:55am

Ian Taylor posts critical Twitter message after Aston Villa draw against Burton

By Amir Mir

Ian Taylor has criticised Aston Villa for their  “poor” second-half performance during their 1-1 draw with Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Steve Bruce’s side dropped points away from home against the relegation strugglers despite leading the match in the opening three minutes through Jonathan Kodjia.

The 27-year-old fired his team into an early lead but was forced off injured after 36 minutes with Bruce now confirming that the club’s star man suffered a dead leg.

Thereafter, Villa produced a lacklustre display as their former academy product Lloyd Dyer equalised midway through the second half.

Club legend and Holte End favourite, Taylor provided this assessment after Villa picked up a point on the road.

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“Slight disappointment,” Taylor wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Poor second half, missed Jonathan Kodjia when was forced off. Unbeaten run goes on though.”

Ivory Coast international Kodjia has been a key player for Villa this season, finding the back of the net on 19 occasions in 38 matches.

After going off early against Burton, Bruce will be hoping his star player will be fit for the club’s home clash against Reading next Saturday.

Jaap Stam’s side were thrashed 7-1 at the hands of managerless Norwich and will be determined to put things right next weekend.

After that, Villa will travel to Craven Cottage to play Fulham before their highly anticipated showdown against relegation-threatened Birmingham City.

Villa are 12 points and seven places ahead of their second city rivals in the table, who were beaten 2-1 by Derby County and their former manager Gary Rowett on Saturday.

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