Steve Bruce has suggested Aston Villa would be unlikely to copy the Wolves coaching staff`s vociferous celebrations should they defeat the league leaders on Saturday.
Wolves travel to Villa Park on Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports, hoping to repeat the 2-0 victory they recorded over their Midlands rivals at Molineux in October.
When reminded of those scenes when Nuno Espirito Santo and his staff celebrated that victory, Bruce said: They`re vociferous all the time and that`s their prerogative. I wouldn`t have thought my staff would behave like that.
But they beat us fairly and squarely and you have to take things like that on the chin. We`ll bear that in mind for tomorrow, but let`s hope we`re celebrating and not them.
Saturday`s clash sees the Championship`s third-placed side host the league leaders, and Bruce thinks the high-stakes nature of the fixture - combined with the fact it is a local derby - means it needs no building-up.
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He said: With games like this you don`t need any building up - it`s always there and unravels.
As my old assistant manager Archie Knox used to say: `You can smell the hot-dogs`. Big game, big occasion. Big night for it, live on the tele, full house. You don`t really need any build up.
We performed fantastically well in the last big derby game against Birmingham. Can we get to those levels again? Because to get a result we`ll have to be.
Wolves are an outstanding side in the Championship this year, particularly for them to be at 70-odd points already at this stage of the season.
It`s a big week for us and let`s see if we can get the result.
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