Aston Villa’s injury issues, dare I say creative crisis, could be worse for Saturday’s clash against Sheffield Wednesday.
With everyone seeing the lack of a creative spark in games against Fulham and Preston North End with Jack Grealish and Albert Adomah on the sidelines, things could be a little bit worse this weekend unless we get some good news in the next two days.
Having been substituted at the half time break against Preston, Robert Snodgrass is technically now a doubt for the game having come down with an illness in the game, and manager Steve Bruce has also confirmed that Keinan Davis will face a late assessment as he twisted his ankle in the game.
Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the one all draw on Tuesday night, Bruce explained.
‘It looks like Keinan has twisted his ankle, so we’ll have to see on him. It’s not great when Albert Adomah and Jack Grealish are already out. Robert Snodgrass is ill, too. We didn’t see anything beforehand but the more he ran about the more he was feeling sick. All of a sudden injuries to our forward players are mounting up a little bit. But that’s where we are. We’ll go from there. Let’s hope they’re speedy recoveries.’
Let’s hope indeed as I’m not sure we can go more defensive in approach without ruining our season and the hard work over the last ten games and Hillsborough is usually a tough place to go at the best of times even though Wednesday have their own struggles this season.
With us knowing what we’ll get largely from the normal ‘go to players’ on a creative front, it’s got to be time for Henri Lansbury to be played in the right position, maybe even push Conor Hourihane further forward and hope between them they can get back to their best at previous clubs on a creative front or failing that turn to the Under 23s and reward Callum O’Hare and others for their efforts.
No point sticking with players that don’t give us that ‘wow’ moment in matches, and no point arguing don’t change a winning team and disrupt things because we aren’t winning again.
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