Aston Villa boss wants deal for veteran defender

Aston Villa boss wants deal for veteran defender

Aston Villa boss wants deal for veteran defender

Aston Villa take a slender advantage into the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final against Middlesbrough as the Villans hold a 1-0 lead, although both teams have had to make changes for tonight's game.

At the heart of that defence was former Chelsea and England centre back John Terry who joined the club past year on a free transfer and whose appointment as captain appears to have had a significant impact.

Mile Jedinak's first-half header was the difference at the Riverside last time out, and Boro still have a chance of making it to the final given the slim margin in aggregate. "Another clean sheet and a great night", Terry said.

The clubs will pay tribute to former Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel, who sadly passed away at the age of 37 following a auto crash in Cheshire this morning.

However, Boro winger Stewart Downing almost forced extra time when he sent a free kick against the bar in the 88th minute of the second leg.

Manager Tony Pulis isn't giving up on Traore ahead of the second leg, saying; "I think there were times today when Adama had good patches, he's a terrific player he's a fantastic talent and on his day he can win things. It's hard for me to say that but that's being brutally honest". "There's still 90 minutes to play and anything can happen", he said.

Villa will face Fulham at Wembley on May 26 in what is often dubbed the richest game in world football due to the Premier League TV riches at stake. "We're going to Wembley, let's enjoy it".

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