Aston Villa will attempt to return to winning ways in the Championship when they welcome Preston North End to Villa Park on Tuesday night.
Steve Bruce’s side will enter the match off the back of a 2-0 defeat at Fulham on Saturday afternoon, which brought to an end a fine run of form.
Villa are still third in the Championship table, but they will face a tough test against a Preston side that are also pushing for a spot in the playoffs this season.
On-loan Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe made his first start for Villa against Fulham, and the 20-year-old impressed despite ending up on the losing side.
Villa’s official Twitter account asked on Monday whether Tuanzebe should be in the XI for the clash with Preston, and the club’s supporters were certainly in favour of that occurring.
Tuanzebe was sent on loan to Villa with the view to gaining regular first-team action, and Man United boss Jose Mourinho will also be desperate for the defender to start on Tuesday night.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
An impressive full debut from this man 👇 on Saturday…
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) February 19, 2018
— Villa Update🦁 (@villaupdatee) February 19, 2018
Yes along with Mr o'hare hopefully, suppose not now he played brilliantly tonight
— David livingstone (@Davidli71622031) February 19, 2018
— cameron (@cameronavfc_) February 19, 2018
Anyway of the week! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
— rory (@rorytw) February 20, 2018
Good player, played well, but villa still got beat, he saved them from getting a hammering
— Fulham traveller (@stevenffc123) February 19, 2018
— Villanshub (@AVFCFan40) February 19, 2018
He was better in one game than elmo has been in that position for months…
— Sonia Kingscott (@soniakingscott) February 20, 2018