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How would YOU rate Nottingham Forest's players at Aston Villa? Jordan Smith conceded his 14th and 15th Championship goals of the season as Nottingham Forest went down 2-1 at Aston Villa on Saturday evening. Boss Mark Warburton again rang the changes from Wednesday night's cup exit at Chelsea with eight players returning to the Villa Park starting line-up.

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce: 'Nobody wanted Ross McCormack' Steve Bruce has revealed that he was unable to offload Aston Villa outcast Ross McCormack during the summer transfer window as no suitors came forward. The 31-year-old has lost his way since joining the Villans from Fulham, netting three times in 20 league appearances before being shipped out on loan to Nottingham Forest last season.

'We were uncomfortable for large parts' against Nottingham Forest says Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce Steve Bruce conceded that is Aston Villa side had to battle for half an hour to hold on to three points against Nottingham Forest - but hopes their ground out victory will give them the confidence they need to climb the Championship table.

For Aston Villa fans, there are no 'bad wins' "We didn't deserve that" or "What a poor win" are things you may have heard after last night's 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Burton Albion forward Lucas Akins confident heading into Tuesday night's Aston Villa clash after QPR point Burton Albion's Lucas Akins is happy for the Brewers to keep clean sheets and grind out points if they are unable to beat sides on the road, and is relishing the prospect of taking on the likes of Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers back at the Pirelli Stadium this week.

Ultimate Aston Villa Player Ratings For the Forest Home Game After drawing three of their first four home games, a win against Nottingham Forest was always going to be a statement of intent for the rest of the season. The feeling at full-time though was one more of relief than the half-time expectation of a potentially comfortable win.

Aston Villa Striker Ross McCormack to Revive His Career at Melbourne City After Fall-Out After falling out of favour at Aston Villa, Ross McCormack is on the verge of being loaned to the other side of the planet. Subject to the completion of a loan move to Melbourne City - the striker is seeking game time to revive his career at Aston Villa.

From The Stands: Albert Adomah - the encapsulation of football Being unhappy, it was headache, toothache, backache - you name it. Everything trying to scupper my Saturday was showing up in full effect. Then, Albert Adomah scored for Aston Villa and did his dance routine with feet, hands and hips rolling around and the smiles come back.

Hepburn-Murphy ignored Rangers' interest last year; could Aston Villa's Alfredo Morelos interest potentially hurt his first-team chances? Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is attracting Aston Villa's attention nearly a year after Rushian Hepburn-Murphy was linked with an Ibrox move.

An ode to Conor Hourihane Conor Hourihane's free kick in the 60th minute of Saturday's match against Nottingham Forrest was very uncharacteristic of Aston Villa in recent years.

Aston Villa vs. Nottingham Forest: Player Ratings After Aston Villa exited the Carabao Cup at the hands of fellow promotion rival Middlesborough, many supporters were left a little on edge. Yesterday Steve Bruce and his men returned to Villa Park on the heels of a 3-0 victory last Saturday at Barnsley.

'Needed that win' - Aston Villa fans react to 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest Aston Villa scored themselves a crucial victory on Saturday with a 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest in the late kickoff live on Sky. Goals from Albert Adomah and Conor Hourihane sandwiched a reply from Forest's Daryl Murphy, and the result was enough to see Villa climb the table.

Villa win again: Lap it up/make the most of it with our round-up! Here's a claret and blue catch up after AVFC's victory over Nottingham Forest.

"It's not rumour" - Aston Villa owner appears to confirm Ross McCormack's exit Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia looks to have all but confirmed attacker Ross McCormack's exit from the club on social media. McCormack, 31, has been strongly linked with Melbourne City as a replacement for injured captain Bruno Fornaroli.

Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest: Hourihane and Adomah net for hosts Aston Villa made a belated move up the Sky Bet Championship table with a nervous 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening.

Aston Villa chief singles out star man for praise - Aston Villa are on a roll having won their last two Championship matches and extended their unbeaten run in the league to six on Saturday. Steve Bruce's side earned a 2-1 triumph over Nottingham Forest at Villa Park to put themselves two points within the playoff places after nine games.

Steve Bruce: Australia loan move will benefit Ross McCormack Steve Bruce hopes a move Down Under can kickstart Ross McCormack’s career as the Villa outcast mulls over a switch to Melbourne City.

Aston Villa 2 - 1 Nottingham Forest: How the players rated Follow us on Twitter @claretandview // Words by Jake Evans. Back to back victories for the first time since April have propelled us into the top 10 positions and left the team spirit at it's peak so far this season… but how did the individual players fare tonight?

The Boss: Bruce on back-to-back wins, Adomah resurgence, Hourihane magic and a big week ahead Manager's post-Forest verdict.

Tony Xia posts message on Twitter after Aston Villa win vs Nottingham Forest Aston Villa defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1 in the Championship on Saturday. Aston Villa owner, Tony Xia, took to social networking site Twitter, to express his reaction after Villa's 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Xia has labelled the victory as a "nervous win".

Albert Adomah scores as Aston Villa down Nottingham Forest in Championship Winger Albert Adomah scored to help Aston Villa to help beat Nottingham Forest on Saturday in the Championship. The Ghana international opened the scoring in the 15th minute to help the claret and blues record their first back-to-back victories of the season.

Steve Bruce: There's more to come from Aston Villa Delighted boss Steve Bruce believes there is still plenty more to come from Villa after they climbed into the top half of the Championship by beating Nottingham Forest.

Match report: Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest Adomah and Hourihane goals see off Forest.

AVTV Live: All you need to know ahead of Burton v Villa Coverage set for Albion game.

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