Aston Villa failed to launch a serious challenge for Premier League promotion last season, eventually finishing 13th in the table, 18 points adrift of the playoff places.
The 2017-18 campaign started off badly with two defeats and a draw, but Steve Bruce has managed to turn things around for his team.
The Midlands outfit are unbeaten in their last eight Championship outings, which has placed the club seventh in the standings, five points adrift of leaders Cardiff City.
Robert Snodgrass, who joined the Villans on loan from West Ham United in the summer, has had somewhat of a revival himself.
After failing to land a regular spot in Slaven Bilic’s team at the London Stadium, the winger has made six appearances for Villa, scored one goal and produced one assist.
Recently, Bruce told his players that they should ‘take on the division’ in a bid to seal promotion back to the top flight.
In response to his manager’s claims, Snodgrass told the Birmingham Mail:
“Of course we can [take on the division]. The manager set the challenge to us and as players it’s up to us to push each other and drive each other forward. We have to try to get the best out of each and every one of us.
“The manager has done this before in this division. What’s great about him is he gives you a platform to play, he backs you. He’s a great man, a great manager and now you’re starting to see it. We’re right behind him, the fans are right behind him and we’re looking forward to the games ahead.”