Aston Villa EXCLUSIVE: Leeds United clash not a ‘yardstick’ for promotion hopes | Football | Sport

Villa, who have won three games on the spin since the international break to climb to fourth in the Championship table, face a test of their mettle against their fellow promotion hopefuls at Elland Road.

But Taylor believes there are too many games left to play for this fixture to be considered a test of their credentials. 

“I think it’s going to be a difficult game,” the former Villa midfielder told Express Sport.

“I know that because are doing OK, we’re doing OK. 

“It’s live on the TV and I think there’s going to be quite a few eyes on the game, so it’ll be interesting.  

“There’s still a long way to go. There’s been other times, especially last season, where there’s been certain games you could use as a yardstick but I’m not sure whether this is one because it’s still early in the season. 

“It’s away from home, it’s against one of the teams that have been fancied to make a challenge to go up so it would be nice to win but I wouldn’t say it’s the be all and end all of our season if we don’t get the right result.”

Villa boss Steve Bruce has not been able to call on skipper John Terry and star striker Jonathan Kodjia since the…

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