Adomah confident about Aston Villa Premier League promotion ahead of Fulham decider

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The Ghana international shares his thoughts ahead of the May 26 final with the Cottagers

Aston Villa star Albert Adomah says they are better placed for victory when they face Fulham in the English Championship playoff final on May 26.

The Claret and Blue Army are set for a showdown with the Cottagers at Wembley, with a win guaranteed to secure promotion to the Premier League.

Villa will go into the game on the back of a 1-0 aggregate triumph over Middlesbrough, while Fulham are equally in high spirits following a 2-1 victory over Derby County after two legs.

“There’ll be a lot of expectation but hopefully the best team will win – and I believe that will be us,” Adomah said, as reported by West London Sport.

“Fulham haven’t been in the Premier League for a long time but Aston Villa were only recently relegated. 

"Hopefully, at the second time of asking, we can come out on top.

“It’ll be good – it’s two big teams. We finished fourth [in the Championship this season] and they came third, so it’ll be a tough game. 

"They’re one of the in-form teams and missed out on [automatic qualification] the last day, so maybe there’ll be a bit of disappointment.

“We knew we’d be in the play-offs throughout, so hopefully we can give them a challenge.”

Adomah, 30, is hoping to return to the Premier League after a brief spell with Middlesbrough in 2016-17.

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The Ghanaian is the Claret and Blue Army's top scorer this season, having notched 14 goals in 41 games thus far. 

He was also previously on the books of lower tier sides Bristol City and Barnet.

 

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