Villa have some mixed injury issues ahead of their clash with Middlesbrough, according to Villa boss Dean Smith.
Fresh off their mad 5-5 draw with Nottingham Forest, Dean Smith revealed that Villa will have some injury worries ahead of their game with Boro on Saturday.
Speaking ahead of the clash, Villa boss Smith gave the rundown on several players, via the Birmingham Mail.
On Albert Adomah, Smith said:
He’s still got a little bit of swelling in the ankle so he’ll be struggling for Saturday
I’m hopeful that he’ll be back for the West Bromwich Albion game, which would be a boost for us.
On Miles Jedinak and James Bree, Smith revealed:
He (Jedinak) should be back next week to join training, which will be good.
He’s (Bree) the same, he should be back into training next week.
Meanwhile, on James McGinn, Smith revealed that the player is still recovering despite playing 70 minutes against Forest.
He came through the game last night. We’re still treating him as an injured player, even though he played 70 odd minutes last night, until he hit the wall.
It was a bit of a risk to play him, but I thought it was a risk worth taking with three games in six days and only three fit midfielders, excluding John McGinn because he was injured at the time.
I thought it was a risk worth taking, and I thought he did well. We all know what his energy levels are like, and he’s come through that okay.
There are no after effects to the injury, just his lungs!
Henri Lansbury, Keinan Davis and Birkir Bjarnason are still a while away from coming back, however, with all still not returning to full training.