Steve Bruce feels Aston Villa have more to give despite Wigan victory
Last Updated: 19/03/17 5:48pm
Steve Bruce feels his Aston Villa side have plenty more to give despite extending their impressive sequence to five wins from six with a 2-0 win at Wigan.
Goals inside the final quarter from James Chester and Scott Hogan gave Villa the spoils, edging Wigan closer to the Championship relegation trap door.
Bruce, a two-time former Wigan boss, believes his side always have a couple of extra gears to go up should they be required.
"They gave us a really tough game, that's how difficult the Championship is," said the Villa boss.
"They were really game. They've had a change of manager, change of formation, change of shape and they caused us a few problems.
"It's good to see us show a little bit of resilience. But, if we're being honest, we've got to be better than what we've been today. At least we stuck at it and we got a win, and that's what this league is all about."
Villa's quality was shown on the hour mark when they sent on fit-again £15m striker Hogan along with Henri Lansbury to tip the game their way.
And Bruce insists the sky is the limit as he adds quality to an already-winning formula.
"To be fair to the lads who've been playing, and I've had to play those lads, they've done great for us," he said.
"We've had nine or 10 players missing from the first team and we've still managed to win five out of six.
"A big pat on the back to them, but it is nice that we've got some big players coming back. We've got an international break now and the big worry is will they all come back [unscathed]."