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Aston Villa fans react to Mile Jedinak performance v QPR

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Aston Villa fans react to Mile Jedinak performance v QPR

The Australian struggled to cope with playing two games in quick succession.

Aston Villa’s automatic promotion hopes took a big hit yesterday, when they found themselves picked apart by QPR at Villa Park.

The London side won 3-1, with goals from Ryan Manning, Jake Bidwell and Luke Freeman doing the damage. Aston Villa struggled throughout the game and one player who came in for a lot of the stick was midfielder Mile Jedinak.

Well, it was not so much him, but the way he was used by manager Steve Bruce. Many fans at Villa Park were surprised to see the Australian in the starting line-up. He had just played 90 minutes in the 4-1 with against Wolves and put in an excellent performance.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Cheikh Ndoye of Birmingham and Mile Jedinak of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa at St Andrews (stadium) on October 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Aston Villa fans however felt he should have been given a subsequent rest.

At 33-years-old Jedinak’s fitness is not what it once was and Villa fans would have preferred to see Icelandic international Birkir Bjarnason line up instead.

Jedinak was clearly in the side to try and alleviate the aerial threat posed by QPR but he struggled to do so in the game. Throughout the game Jedinak lost plenty of aerial battles and his performance was not well received by Aston Villa fans.

He even slipped into the Aston Villa defence during the game, which did not see him improve his display.

Jedinak is a top player but, at 33, asking him to play twice in the space of a few days seemed to be a mistake from Bruce.

READING, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Gareth McCleary of Reading is tackled by Mile Jedinak of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Aston Villa at Madejski Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

With Cardiff and Wolves also playing and winning last night, it will hopefully not prove a costly mistake from the Aston Villa boss.

Here is what the Aston Villa fans had to think about the decision to play Jedinak…

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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