Aston Villa fans frustrated by Whelan, Terry starts against Forest

Aston Villa fans are not best pleased that manager Steve Bruce has decided to pick Glenn Whelan for the late kickoff against Nottingham Forest.

Many fans were hoping that Mile Jedinak would return to fitness to claim a place in the middle of the park.

However, Whelan has been selected to play in his 24th Championship game of the season.

Elsewhere on the pitch, John Terry was a named in defence, despite being a doubt earlier in the week.

The former Chelsea captain rolled his ankle in training on Wednesday, but judging by the team announcement, the 37-year-old has made a swift recovery.

While some fans were happy to see the experienced defender back in the team, others felt that Tommy Elphick, who played during the Christmas period, did not deserve to be dropped.

Villa head into today’s encounter fifth in the league table, five points adrift of the automatic promotion places.

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