With another three points gained on Saturday, things are looking up for Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa in the English Championship.
The 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers means the Villans have now won their last four fixtures in the division, propelling them up to seventh place in the table, just shy of the play-off positions.
However there was a major negative coming out of Saturday’s match and that was the red card shown to left-back Neil Taylor in the dying moments of the game. He was judged to have gone in heavy on Adam Le Fondre and given his marching orders.
While Bruce has confirmed they will appeal the decision, there’s every chance that will be rejected and if that’s the case, Villa will lose the defender for the entirety of October to a three-match ban.
With little cover available in the position, the situation has left supporters very worried indeed.
They’re not looking forward to having him missing and took to Twitter to share their thoughts in the aftermath of Saturday’s match…
Having Taylor suspended for Wolves away a massive issue for Bruce, no natural cover there whatsoever #avfc
— James (@JBaker_24) September 30, 2017
Knew this would happen. We ignored the weak left back slot & went mad on right wingers. Taylor isn't good enough in any case. Crazy #AVFC
— Russell Beard (@RussellBeard433) October 1, 2017
Does this mean we will have Bjarnason at left back instead of Taylor?? ffs #avfc
— Chelsea Gibson-Homer (@chels25avfc31) September 30, 2017
Glad to see Kodjia on target but he must play more with his teammates. Taylor’s red card was rubbish, hope we’ll have him back soon.. #AVFC
— Riccardo De Carli (@RDeca92) September 30, 2017
— Waiting for Grealish (@Stokesey84) September 30, 2017
Suppose we all would’ve taken 5 for and 0 against for the last two games, surprised the majority of the goals came in one game. Taylor will be missed for next batch of games, unspectacular but provides solidity. #avfc
— Rob Jones (@UpTheAstonVilla) September 30, 2017
At least we have left back cover for Taylor in the next few games…. oh wait a minute #AVFC
— Nathan Hirst (@nath_hirst) September 30, 2017
Bjarnason for Taylor next 3 games. What could go wrong #AVFC
— Mark Patton (@MarkPatton7) September 30, 2017