Steven who? Beyond Ezri Konsa’s shoulder-shrugging comment about the previous manager’s sacking (“it wasn’t nice”), Steven Gerrard was airbrushed out of the match-day programme for the first game since he ran aground at Fulham on Thursday. More crucially, by the 14th minute, when Villa were a remarkable three goals to the good, the long shadow of Gerrard’s short tenure had been lifted, too. The Holte End was more raucous than it had been in months and by the end of a comprehensive annihilation of obligingly wretched Brentford, they were chanting the name of a man not all of them may have been familiar with this time last week: Aaron Danks. “Every player was magnificent,” said the Solihull-born coach. “The staff have been magnificent and the fans were magnificent today. I’m a local lad: I know this club and I know the supporters.
Source: Sport Soccer-.Independent