Aston Villa's Albert Adomah
Wednesday Feb 21, 2018. 15:00
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has explained that Ghanaian striker Albert Adomah has been a “catalyst” for his team this season.
The 30-year-old attacker has scored 13 goals in the 2017/18 Championship season, as the Villains look for a return to the elite Premier League.
Adomah has missed the team’s last two matches - a 2-0 loss to Fulham and 1-1 draw with Preston North End - due to injury, and Bruce believes the Ghanaian’s absence has been sorely felt.
“For me they [Adomah and Jack Grealish] have been the catalyst in terms of what we have achieved, with the penetration of Adomah and scoring the goals and then Grealish in the middle of the pitch,” said Bruce.
“It’s the creativity we lacked and that penetration which we have had in abundance over the last few weeks. We were dealt that blow and weren’t able to cope with it.”
Bruce will hope Adomah is back in the starting line-up when Villa play away to Sheffield Wednesday this coming Saturday.