'I'm after a bit of revenge'- Aston Villa 29-year-old fired up for the Second City derby
By Aramide Oladipo
Aston Villa forward Albert Adomah has revealed that he is “fired up” ahead of the upcoming Second City derby against Birmingham City.
Steve Bruce’s side travel to St Andrew’s stadium on Sunday afternoon as they look to extend their unbeaten run in the derby to five matches in all competitions.
Adomah, 29, was replaced by Ross McCormack after just 26 minutes in last season’s fixture after colliding with Birmingham goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw with David Davis levelling for the hosts after Villa opened the scoring through Gary Gardner.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Adomah admits that he wants to set things straight and put on a performance against their bitter rivals this weekend.
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“I know what this game means – it’s all about the bragging rights,” he said.
“Hopefully the best team in the city will be Villa.
“Last season in the away game I remember getting injured in the first half when I got clattered by the keeper.
“So this season I’m fired up! It’s like I’m after a bit of revenge – I want to last longer than 25 minutes, that’s my target.”
Following a slow start, Adomah has impressed his manager and he is now considered an important part of the first-team set-up.
The forward scored the winning goal in Villa’s 2-1 victory over Fulham at Villa Park last weekend, taking his tally for the campaign to six in all competitions.
Adomah has also contributed with two assists this season and he’ll be desperate to add another and make a name for himself in the derby.
Gabby Agbonlahor was the match winner in the last meeting between the two sides as Villa secured a 1-0 victory home victory in April.
In other Aston Villa news, Simon Jordan has taken a huge swipe at Birmingham before Sunday’s derby and Villa fans will absolutely love it.