Bruce warns against complacency

13 March 2018 07:44:49 EST

Steve Bruce hopes his Aston Villa team will not be brought back down to earth on Tuesday when they entertain mid-table QPR.

Villa produced a stunning performance on Saturday when they beat Championship leaders and local rivals Wolves 4-1.

With 10 games of the campaign remaining, Villa are third, four points behind Cardiff City in second and seven adrift of Wolves.

In contrast 16th-placed QPR have little to play for, but Bruce has warned against any complacency creeping into his side.

The former Hull City boss said: "I think Tuesday night will be a more difficult game than the one against Wolves. There will be an expectation. We need the crowd to come back and be like they were against Wolves on Saturday.

"Villa Park at the weekend reminded me of the good old days, which was good to see. We had an unbelievable crowd behind us. It's not been like that for a few years. We were all delighted with that.

"It will be after the Lord Mayor's Show against QPR and everything that goes with it. It's about getting ready to go again."

Lewis Grabban, who is on loan from Bournemouth, has scored four goals in four games, and is 11/8 to score at any time against QPR. Aston Villa can currently be backed at 2/1 to be promoted this season and return to the Premier League after a two-year absence.

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