Steve Bruce spoke to club TV following the win at Barnsley.
His views are below in full.
On the victory…
I am delighted with the win because we’ve been threatening it.
We’ve threatened to do that to a few teams.
We had a little bit of luck when we needed it – Albert Adomah’s first goal in particular.
But we stuck at it and we’ve got a very, very good result from the forward players.
Young Keinan Davis, I thought, was terrific again.
On it being the perfect away performance…
Well, it’s better than getting beaten 3-0, let me tell you, especially with the mass hysteria going around at the moment.
I hope a result like that calms the whole thing down.
We have the makings of a very decent team and I think the supporters can see that.
It’s a nice blend of experience and youth. We will get it right. I keep saying it and I am delighted we are off and running.
Let’s hope we can take it into next week.
On Albert Adomah’s double…
I am delighted for Albert because the good thing about him is that he didn’t sulk when I left him out.
He has responded in the right way as if to say ‘don’t you dare leave me out anymore.’
That’s the response you want – that comes with competition.
He’s bounced into it this week and he’s playing next week now too. How can I leave him out after that?
On Keinan Davis…
In adversity – with Kodjia missing and Gabby injured – we turned to a young boy.
I have been pleased with him. I will make sure we keep his feet on the ground.
He’s an old-fashioned centre-forward. I always associate Aston Villa with a big No.9 and today he led the line fantastically well.
On young players coping with the pressure…
Dealing with Aston Villa is always difficult.
But we have a nice mixture, a nice blend and what we have to do now is put the results together and put a run together which we are capable of doing.
Let’s hope we can build on this result and go forward.
On defensive resilience…
I thought it was easily John Terry’s best game.
The whole back four are very, very experienced. There’s a nice blend there too.
Of course a clean sheet will delight the defenders and the goalkeeper.
Today, I wouldn’t have wanted to be a defender against our lot – they were big, strong, athletic, quick and a handful for anyone.
On Jonathan Kodjia being back in the XI…
It gave everyone a lift.
I knew he wasn’t going to last but we have seen him now for an hour and a half.
That’s good this week.
On building on the win…
Some need to play in the Carabao Cup.
It’s a platform I have used for the younger ones.
But others need a game like Tommy Elphick.
We will look at that and we will pick a team that will hopefully win on Tuesday.