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Rival boss reveals the biggest difference at Aston Villa between Dean Smith and Steve Bruce

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28.12.2018

Alex Neil is expecting to come up against a different Aston Villa side on Saturday to the one that drew with Preston North End earlier this season.

The Lilywhites drew 3-3 at Villa Park in a dramatic clash in October, coming back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 before conceding a late Yannick Bolasie equaliser.

Steve Bruce was in the dugout that night in his final match as Villa boss, ahead of which a supporter threw a cabbage at him in that now infamous incident.

Neil will instead cross paths with Dean Smith at Deepdale tomorrow, the 47-year-old who was appointed as Bruce’s successor.

Villa have won six of Smith’s dozen games in charge, compared to the three they won........

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