Boss: ‘An honour to coach Tammy’

By Graham Hill

TAMMY Abraham has been identified as a major threat ahead of Saturday’s crunch play-off clash with Bristol City – by a man who coached him for a season.

Abraham was on loan at Ashton Gate two seasons ago – and briefly partnered Jonathan Kodjia before he moved to Villa Park.

And Lee Johnson managed the on-loan Chelsea striker – seeing Abraham score 26 goals for him.

Abraham now has 23 goals for Villa and Johnson knows he is capable of being a matchwinner.

But the Bristol City boss says he will make sure he tracks down the Villa striker in what will be reunion for both men.

Joohnson told Bristol Live: “He’s such a lovely lad. That’s the first port of call.

“I was very honoured to coach a player of his quality.

“He’s a Premier League player in my eyes and credit to Aston Villa for getting a Premier League player.

“He’s got a nice family and I wish him all the best, but obviously not against us, but we know that we’re going to have to deal with that threat on Saturday.”


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