Aston Villa boss reveals secret to Adomah's fine form

Albert Adomah Aston Villa
Steve Bruce talks about the Ghana international's outstanding performance in recent games

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce believes Albert Adomah's recent impressive form is a result of keen competition for places in his squad.

The Ghanaian has been amazing in the Championship, having hit four goals in his last three matches.

But it was not all rosy for the 29-year-old as he had to settle for substitute appearances in his first three league outings of the season.

"The squad is what makes you successful," Bruce has told pressmen.

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"Look at Albert Adomah. He must have seen us bring in Snodgrass and Elmohamady – all in his position – and he got on with it and trained even harder, if that’s possible for Albert.

"His figures in stats were incredible. He didn’t sulk or moan and when his chance came along, he responded in the right way by scoring a couple of goals.

"The way he played on the left the other night delighted me. 

"He’s looked a very, very good player and added another string to his bow on that side, cutting in from the left."

Adomah began his resurgence at Barnsley, scoring twice as Villa registered a 3-0 away victory.

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He then increased his tally with a strike in the 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest before being on target once again as Villa handed Burton Albion a 4-0 defeat on Tuesday.He is expected to maintain his starting spot when the Claret and Blue Army host Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The winger joined Villa from Middlesbrough in summer last year.