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By Amir Mir

Paul McGrath has expressed his “disappointment” as Aston Villa drew 2-2 with Preston on Saturday afternoon.

Steve Bruce’s side only secured a point on home soil despite taking a 2-0 lead going into the half time break.

Winger Albert Adomah tapped in the opener after 22 minutes before he added his second of the game 14 minutes later from the penalty spot.

Villa dominated the game throughout the first period but they let their foot off the gas and conceded two Jordan Hugill’s goals after the break.

Club legend McGgrath could not help but express his annoyance after the game as posted on his personal Twitter account.

New signing Henri Lansbury started the fixture for Villa after the club purchased him from Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest on Friday.

He was substituted in the second-half and was at the heart of many of Villa’s attacking play throughout the first period.

However, the 26-year-old midfielder will be disappointed that his team threw away a two-goal lead in a game that further dented their hopes of finishing in the top six.

Villa are currently nine points adrift of the play-off places and they failed to capitalise on sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday losing at second-placed Brighton on Friday night.

Bruce’s side were due to take on Bristol City next week but they will be in FA Cup action, so their next Championship game is away at Brentford in ten days time.

In other Aston Villa news, Conor Hourihane has this message for the club and manager Steve Bruce.

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