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Smith & Terry 6/1 To Get Villa Up

Aston Villa are a best price of 6/1* with Paddy Power to be promoted back to the Premier League following the appointment of Dean Smith as their new manager.

Smith, a former Walsall manager, left promotion-chasing Brentford to succeed Steve Bruce in the Villa Park hotseat.

Bruce was sacked a fortnight ago after the 3-3 home draw with Preston after guiding his side to just three wins from their first 11 Championship matches this season.

The new boss will be assisted by former Chelsea and England star John Terry, who spent the final year of his playing career with Villa, losing out to Fulham in the play-off final.

Villa, who were beaten 2-1 at Millwall in their last match, are 10 points adrift of leaders Sheffield United and four points off the play-off places.

Smith, a Villa fan as a boy, will begin his reign with a home game against 11th placed Swansea next Saturday.

*All odds quoted are subject to change