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John Terry: 'Aston Villa put in two very good performances in playoffs'

Terry pleased with Villa playoff displays
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John Terry hails his Aston Villa teammates for putting in "two very good performances" in their Championship playoff semi-final against Middlesbrough.

Aston Villa defender John Terry has praised his teammates for putting in "two very good performances" in their Championship playoff semi-final triumph over Middlesbrough.

The West Midlanders secured a 1-0 victory in the first leg at the Riverside Stadium before playing out a stalemate at Villa Park for a place in the final.

As well as paying tribute to his fellow players, Terry lauded manager Steve Bruce for his tactical nous and looked ahead to "the dream" of being back in the Premier League.

"It was two very good performances," the former Chelsea and England captain told Sky Sports News.

"The boys were different class. It was important we didn't concede. Another clean sheet is very good.

"The gameplan was superb so the manager deserves a lot of credit for that.

"There's a great team spirit among the boys. One more step and it'll be the dream."

The Championship playoff final will take place at Wembley Stadium on May 26, with Villa taking on Fulham for the right to return to the top flight.

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Aston Villa manager Steve 'Cheggars' Bruce gestures on the touchline during his side's Championship clash with Birmingham City on October 30, 2016
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Middlesbrough14752167926
2Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd148242215726
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1373331181324
4Leeds UnitedLeeds1365223111223
5Norwich CityNorwich146441716122
6Blackburn RoversBlackburn145721616022
7Derby CountyDerby136341714321
8Wigan AthleticWigan146351516-121
9Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds145542020020
10Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest134721815319
11Bristol City135441714319
12Aston Villa144732120119
13Brentford134632015518
14Birmingham CityBirmingham143921412218
15Swansea CitySwansea144641210218
16Queens Park RangersQPR145361119-818
17Stoke CityStoke144551719-217
18Bolton WanderersBolton134451116-516
19Reading143471821-313
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham143471020-1013
21Millwall142571422-811
22Preston North EndPreston132471925-610
23Hull City132381120-99
24Ipswich TownIpswich131661120-99

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