Aston Villa’s poor form in the English Championship continued on Saturday, losing 3-1 away to mid-table Norwich City.
The Villans have managed just one win in their last five matches, leaving them not only adrift of Cardiff City in second position but also Fulham in third.
The play-offs are now a near certainty and on this form there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to negotiate that gauntlet successfully.
Norwich were 2-0 up before Steve Bruce’s side replied through Jack Grealish, but couldn’t find what they needed to equalise before the home side found their third of the afternoon.
Fans were left annoyed with the result and performance, singling out full-back Neil Taylor for particular criticism.
The 29-year-old struggled throughout, leaving supporters dreaming of signing a replacement this summer.
Can the Welsh international improve in the tail-end of the season and help his side to promotion glory?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Saturday display…
Fact: Neil Taylor is stealing a leaving as a professional footballer #avfc
— Thetruevillain (@Truevillainavfc) April 7, 2018
Just shows how much we miss Hutton, Taylor is poor #avfc.
— Gary Swain (@gazswain) April 7, 2018
— Dan Bardell (@danbardell) April 7, 2018
Neil Taylor and Conor Hourihane should be no where near this fucking squad again this season. Consistent piss poor performances #avfc
— Villa (@avtalks74) April 7, 2018
Taylor was absolutely pathetic today, as were Bruce’s tactics. Grealish too deep, long high balls to Hogan who was completely isolated. #avfc
— Matt Shelley (@mattshelley__) April 7, 2018
This whole performance has been summed up in the overall performance of Neil Taylor. Only plus is Kodjia being a bright spot. I’d rather start him than Adomah who is going off the boil .. #avfc
— VillaObserver (@ObserverVilla) April 7, 2018
For f*cks sake buy some proper full backs
Taylor is a liability #AVFC
— Had Enough (@RussellBeard433) April 7, 2018
Neil Taylor is having a 3/10 performance without Norwich playing a Right sided midfielder. #AVFC
— James Felipe (@Jfelipe1) April 7, 2018