Abraham spoke to Brentford star about new boss Smith

Tammy Abraham has impressed for Aston Villa so far this season. [Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire]

Tammy Abraham believes Dean Smith is exactly what Aston Vila need – and the striker has revealed he has discussed his new boss with Ezri Konsa.

Abraham is on a season-long loan at Villa from Chelsea and has been picking the brains of Brentford defender Konsa.

Smith, who left Brentford to take over at Villa Park, signed England Under-21 international Konsa from Charlton during the summer.

Abraham, 21, has scored three goals during his stint with Villa so far but said the team had been struggling to find their identity under sacked boss Steve Bruce.

“We have a great team, we just need that confidence and style of play back which I thought we were lacking a bit,” Abraham said.

“The team are fantastic players but it just felt like there was something lacking. We don’t know what it was. Hopefully the new manager can bring a change to the team.

“I was speaking to Ezri and he said Dean is a great manager, likes to play football, and that’s exactly what Aston Villa need.”

Villa are 15th in the Championship, with three wins and three defeats from 12 matches so far.