Date: 14th January 2019 at 4:00pm
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Aston Villa suffering a 3-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic was bad enough for supporters to bear, but the performance of debutant Kortney Hause tipped them over the edge.

With Dean Smith having a defensive crisis, he brought the Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-back to Villa Park on loan and brought him off the bench after the hour mark on Saturday.

Hause struggled, however, and gave a bad first impression to fans who weren’t shy about voicing their criticism on social media. The 23-year-old looked nervy on his debut and fail to showcase exactly why Smith opted to sign him.

Prior to his arrival at Villa Park, the centre-back made 80 appearances for Wolves in all competitions. He struggled for minutes this season, however, spending most of the campaign on the bench or outside of the matchday squad.

Smith now has James Chester, Axel Tuanzebe, Tommy Elphick and Hause to choose from in the defence, but Saturday’s performance won’t have done the latter any favours. Hause completed only 64% of his 22 passes and won just one aerial duel in his 30 minutes on the pitch.

Villa next welcome Hull City to Villa Park on January 19. Victory could see them go within two points of the playoffs if the results go their way.

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2 Replies to “‘Awful’, ‘Shocking’ – some fans weren’t pleased with Aston Villa’s debutant”

  • Dingle. Reject only added to the shambles,when willDS,realise it needs a massive CULL
    to stop the rott that lies in the squad he inherited. Three players are saved from that Wigan fiasco,
    McGinn, the goalkeeper and Tam, the rest are gutless cowards, who can’t even apologise to four
    thousand villa fans ,who will tear them to shreds if they perform v HuLL beware DS,swing the AXE
    or p45is pending

  • Smith said he sat the players down to watch clips of Man City v Liverpool game , hope he does the same with Man City v Wolves game and shows the players the last ten minutes on the game , Man City 3 – 0 yet they were still pressing , working , grafting , running. take note Villa players , you only get out what you put in and compared to five weeks ago we look a completely different team, if we were playing as well now as then we would probably be in the top 4 pressing for top two but just like when Bruce was at Villa a switch appears to of been flicked and we go absent for a period of time.
    We can still make play offs but must start to back up all the words off pitch and training pictures with delivery on the pitch over 90+ minutes , we appeared to be playing a controlled intensive attacking game, now its ragged, defence is under pressure as the midfield transition to attack just isn’t happening, yes I know Grealish is absent but if we don’t go up this season he will probably say ‘enough is enough’ and head to the premiership with another team.
    As well as defenders we need TWO midfielders to come in , give us legs, options and some better defensive and attacking intent.

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