Teenage duo start in Bruce 4-3-3: Aston Villa best possible XI to face Burton
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Steve Bruce should make three changes to the Aston Villa side that will travel to Burton on Saturday afternoon for a Championship clash.
Villa will go into that weekend fixture having recorded a 1-0 win on home soil against QPR on Tuesday night.
As a result, Bruce should start teenage duo Andre Green and James Bree with playmaker Conor Hourihane the other starter.
The trio should come in for Jordan Amavi, Alan Hutton and Leandro Bacuna as Bruce should rotate his squad to kept in fresh for a possible late promotion charge.
Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will be looking to secure his fifth consecutive clean sheet, therefore, he must start between the sticks.
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The on-loan Manchester United shot-stopper should have the reliable duo of James Chester and Nathan Baker in front of him in defence with Neil Taylor at left-back.
Since his return from injury, powerhouse Mile Jedinak has arguably been the club’s best player and he must start in midfield where he can protect the backline.
He should be partnered by January signing duo Henri Lansbury and Hourihane with the trio beginning to gel in recent weeks.
On the wings, the underrated Albert Adomah should keep his place in the starting XI, while Green should start on the left-hand side of attack.
Green’s pace, trickery and directness will be very useful on the counter as the academy product deserves to reclaim his place after returning from injury.
Up front, Jonathan Kodjia is one of the first names on the team sheet and with five goals in his last four matches, he will be a threat to the relegation-threatened opposition.
In other Aston Villa news, this 23-year-old will struggle against Burton Albion.