Date: 14th February 2019 at 1:00pm
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Kortney Hause didn’t have the best of games for Aston Villa in Wednesday night’s 1-0 defeat to Brentford. The 23-year-old, who had been an unused substitute in Villa’s last four Championship games, was given a rare outing at left-back by Dean Smith but didn’t impress.

Hause saw a lot of the ball at Griffin Park but he was wasteful in possession and didn’t affect the game in the final third. The loanee from Wolverhampton Wanderers had one shot which was off-target, failed to create a chance over 90 minutes and didn’t make a successful dribble.

No Villa player was dispossessed more times than Hause (4) who also made the fewest clearances (2) among his back-four. He made three tackles and one interception but did little going forward, failing to make a cross against Brentford.

It was the defender’s first performance for a number of weeks, as Smith had previously kept Hause on the bench after his disappointing debut at centre-back. He’s now struggled at left-back too. Neil Taylor can’t return soon enough for Villa. Next up for the Midlands outfit is West Bromwich Albion.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

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