Date: 21st February 2018 at 11:05pm
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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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8 Replies to “Even More Out Injured For Wednesday?”

  • I would absolutely go for a midfield three of Thor sitting, Lansbury at 8 and, assuming Jack is still injured, Hourihane at 10. Even if Jack is back, he will probably need to start on the LW given the lack of other options. Definitely time to get the at

  • Send for Samba? Where is he? Seriously why have great kids if we don’t play them? O’Hare is the obvious one to play, with Audrey at least on the bench. Agree that Thor should be central, he is not a left winger, and maybe it is time for Lansbury to come t

  • So long as Thor is playing DM, Jedi is benched, and Lansbury or O’Hare comes in to improve the creativity, that’s about as much as the squad has to offer creatively. And give Grabban the left wing to come in off like Albert does, to replicate the system

  • From memory I’m sure we played 442 against Wednesday at VP and it didn’t work so think we need to stick with 451 – it’s the set up that has usually worked best for us. Wouldn’t mind seeing Axel and Thor centre mid with O’Hare sitting behind whoever we pla

  • I think we need to stick as close to the winning formula as possible. Hogan scores if fed balls so we can’t go defensive with him as a striker. Even if you think Grabban has earned a start, he needs help from midfield and he won’t get that from a team of

  • Bloody ell, who knows, Bruce may shock us all and select O’Hare for the bench at least……….

  • You wouldn’t think Bruce spent years at United, and won the title with the “you won’t win anything with kids” team, including the very young Giggs, Beckham, Scholes, Neville and Butt.

    With Grealish out, consistently our MoM, what is there to lose – giv

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