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Steve Bruce laments "awful conditions" following Aston Villa defeat to Bolton

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce blasts the playing conditions after his side lost 1-0 to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has blasted the playing conditions after his side lost 1-0 to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The team's second defeat of the week - following Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers - came in a game that was affected by snow throughout.

Bruce, whose side are now eight points behind Cardiff City in the automatic promotion hunt, told reporters after the game that his side failed to adapt to the playing conditions.

"It was an awful night and I don't want to make that an excuse but the conditions certainly didn't help," the manager said. "We couldn't play any sort of real football out there. They adapted to the conditions better than we did and it wasn't a night for our wide players because they couldn't run with the ball.

"It was a difficult night for all. We have played a certain type of football but on a night like tonight, if I had seen it coming down the way it was, I might have picked a different team.

"When we left the hotel it was a glorious afternoon, by the time it kicked off. When we came in from the warm-up there was grass. When we came back out there was two inches of snow. It was a difficult night."

Villa will look to bounce back from their two defeats with a match against Hull City on Saturday.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich21134438241443
2Leeds UnitedLeeds21126335181742
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom22116546311539
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2211473526937
5Derby CountyDerby2111463124737
6Middlesbrough219932314936
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21810332221034
8Aston Villa218854132932
9Birmingham CityBirmingham217953025530
10Stoke CityStoke217952725230
11Blackburn RoversBlackburn217952731-430
12Swansea CitySwansea218582523229
13Bristol City218582524129
14Queens Park RangersQPR218492531-628
15Preston North EndPreston216783235-325
16Wigan AthleticWigan2174102329-625
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds216692738-1124
18Brentford215793332122
19Hull City2156102130-921
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham214982132-1121
21Millwall2147102635-919
22Reading2146112634-818
23Bolton WanderersBolton2146111529-1418
24Ipswich TownIpswich2118121737-2011

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