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FRUSTRATING FOR VILLA AS SNODGRASS MAKES DEBUT

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ROBERT SNODGRASS made his Aston Villa debut in the goalless draw against Brentford.

The Scotland international, who has agreed a season-long loan after his £10million disaster at West Ham, came on for the last half-hour.

Snodgrass, 30, is expected to make his first start for the troubled Midlands outfit against Middlesbrough tomorrow night.

Steve Bruce, who worked with the Glaswegian at Hull City, has seen his team win just one of their opening Championship matches – and he accepted the blame for the latest flop.

The Villa boss said: “We didn’t have any spark, we didn’t do enough with or without the ball.

“We looked jaded and I take responsibility for that. I should have known better after having 90 per cent of the team away on international duty.

“I can readily understand the frustration of the fans as this was arguably the worst we have been since I’ve been here at Villa in the last nine months.

“It was frustrating, disappointing and I’m thankful to take a point. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone earned his spurs.”

Bruce’s outfit were fortunate to come away with a draw against against a team who have yet to win a league game.

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