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Team News: Aston Villa

27 December 2018

Manager Alex Neil will once again have a head count ahead of the visit of Aston Villa, for the two teams’ final game of 2018.

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Ticket Information: Aston Villa

27 December 2018
It is almost easier to list the players the manager will have available to him for the clash with Dean Smith’s side, after losing another player from his group in the Boxing Day clash with Hull City.
Ben Davies was withdrawn from the game after only 35 minutes and his hamstring injury will mean he misses the game.
Josh Earl (thigh) and Brandon Barker and Sean Maguire (both hamstring) are getting closer to a return to full training, but are ruled out until the new year along with Louis Moult (hamstring).
Ben Pearson misses the second of the four games he was suspended for after his red card against Sheffield Wednesday prior to Christmas.
First Team News

Match Coverage: Aston Villa

27 December 2018
Long term casualties, Callum Robinson (hamstring) and Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop (both ACL) are still months away from a return.
Jordan Storey and Ryan Ledson both came off the bench against the Tigers on Wednesday and impressed and could well take starting berths against the Villans.
Young players Jack Baxter and Adam O’Reilly will come in contention for a place on the bench, as the only other options available to the manager until the transfer window opens after the turn of the year.
Villa have some injury problems of their own. Jack Grealish has missed the last few games with a shin injury and will be assessed prior to the game, but Alex Tuanzebe, James Collins and Neil Taylor all look again like being out of Dean Smith’s side.

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