By Abigail Withey
Aston Villa legend Paul McGrath has revealed that his former club tested his nerves on Saturday during their 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest in the Championship.
Steve Bruce’s side went into half-time 1-0 up thanks to an early goal from Albert Adomah, but Mark Warburton’s team secured the equaliser just seven minutes into the second half.
Conor Hourihane ensured that Forest weren’t on par for long and clinched the win for the Villains, but McGrath has revealed that the boys made him feel nervous and on edge during the match.
“I love Aston Villa simple as that! But you boys do test my nerves. But well done Steve and team and supporters, Conor, Albert class,” the former centre-back said on his personal Twitter account after the match.
I love Aston Villa simple as that ! But you boys do test me nerves. But well done Steve and team and Supporters, Conor ,Albert Class #UTV.
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) September 23, 2017
Their victory at Villa Park marked their third win in the Championship this season after securing a 4-2 result over Norwich City back in August and another three points over Barnsley last weekend after ending on 3-0.
Saturday’s result has seen Villa climb to 10th place in the current standings on a total of 13 points.
Bruce and his team will now prepare to head to the Pirelli stadium in just a few days to face Burton Albion in the Championship with the aim of gaining another three points.
Burton sit at 19th place in the table, and just four points behind the Claret and Blue side.
In other Aston Villa news, Tony Xia has confirmed and out of window club transfer on social media.