Jonathan Kodjia’s good form was rewarded yesterday with the announcement that the striker was the PFA’s Fans’ Championship Player of the Month Award for November.
The Ivory Coast international won 7,483 of the 17,000 votes polled.
Under Steve Bruce, the £11m summer signing from Bristol City has become our key attacker, whether playing wide or centrally. Three goals – two against Blackburn, one in Saturday’s win over Cardiff – to the four he already had, leaves him as Villa’s leading goalscorer.
Seven in thirteen games is an impressive return and a driving force behind the rise to the fringes of the promotion race. A trip to Elland Road this weekend could see us close that gap further in a phenomenal turnaround in fortunes since Bruce’s arrival.
Saturday’s match is arguably the hardest test yet. Away at a team in decent shape themselves; three points would do the squad the world of good and set us up nicely for the busy Christmas and New Year period.