Aston Villa head coach Steve Bruce has told the Express and Star that believes individual errors caused their 2-1 loss to Reading.

While Villa no longer have much to play for, they were hoping to build some momentum for next season by beating promotion chasing Reading. However it was not to be as the Royals came and claimed their first ever win at Villa Park.

It never looked good for the Villains as early on Reading took the lead when Joseph Mendes was able to score after a good pass from his strike partner Lewis Grabban. However they weren’t able to hold onto this lead as James Chester equalised after heading in a corner. Reading would soon take control though as Mendes would get another before Grabban sealed the game by scoring from the spot following a foul on Liam Kelly.

And Bruce has now blamed this loss on some of the errors his players made, saying: “I think we’ve made more mistakes today than we have in the past two months,”

“We’ve been punished. We’ve given really, really bad goals away. We had good opportunities ourselves.”

“But if you make the mistakes that we have today then rightly so you are going to get punished.”

“Reading are a good side. They’ve been there all season and if you hand them goals in the way we just have then it’s going to be a difficult afternoon.”

“I’m not going to sit here and criticise individuals,”

“Everybody makes mistakes but you have to recover.”

“Especially when the spotlight is on at a big club like ours. We didn’t handle that.”

“It was one of those awful afternoons when every mistake did get punished and you just want to get the hell out of there.”


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