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Jonathan Kodjia delivers message to Aston Villa fans ahead of Bristol City encounter

By Amir Mir

Jonathan Kodjia has told Aston Villa supporters that he is looking forward to a “special match day” ahead of their clash with Bristol City on Tuesday night.

Steve Bruce’s side welcome their fellow Championship strugglers to Villa Park with the duo looking to secure a valuable three points in what is expected to be a nervy encounter.

Ivory Coast international Kodjia is likely to start the game against his old club after he made a big money transfer from Ashton Gate in the summer.

Kodjia moved to the Midlands for a fee that could rise up to £15million with former Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo signing the highly-talented forward.

Ahead of the game, this is was Kodjia’s message to supporters with his side looking to secure back-to-back wins.

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“Looking forward to a special match day with the support of the Aston Villa family,” Kodjia wrote on his personal Twitter account.

In their previous encounter, Bruce’s side beat promotion chasers Derby 1-0 on home soil when James Chester’s header was the difference during the tight encounter.

It was the first time since the turn of the year that Villa had picked up three points after losing five games on the bounce.

They take on a Bristol City side that are four places below Villa in the table and six points behind, but they did pick up a point at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.

During the reverse fixture in August, Lee Johnson guided his team to a 3-1 against Villa with Di Matteo in charge of the club at that time.

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