Teenager starts in Bruce 4-3-3: Aston Villa best possible XI v Norwich
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Aston Villa should make two changes to their starting XI as they take on Norwich on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park.
Steve Bruce’s side go into the weekend fixture having won five of their last six matches, including beating Wigan last time out.
18-year-old Andre Green must start against the Canneries with Henri Lansbury joining the academy product in the starting XI.
As a result, fan favourite Jordan Amavi and James Bree, who have been playing out of position in recent weeks, should be axed.
In-form striker Jonathan Kodjia must lead the line with the improving teenager Green and trickster Albert Adomah providing the Ivory Coast international the service from out wide.
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Furthermore, Conor Hourihane should keep his place in the team because he provides that much-needed creativity and threat from the middle of park.
The returning Lansbury should play alongside Hourihane in midfield with Gary Gardner protecting the back four and playing a little deeper.
As Nathan Baker continues his recovery from injury, Mile Jedinak should continue his makeshift role at centre-back alongside the consistent James Chester.
At right-back, the committed and hard working Alan Hutton must also start because he provides that extra bite at the back.
Despite being involved in a horror tackle during the international break which broke the leg of Seamus Coleman, Wales’ Neil Taylor should keep his place in the side, if he is in the right frame of mind.
The ever improving Sam Johnstone, who is on loan from Manchester United, must keep his place in the side after securing five clean sheets during his last six matches.
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