Manager Paul Lambert has tonight confirmed that left back Aly Cissokho won’t make his domestic Villa Cup debut when we face Leyton Orient on Wednesday.
Having been substituted in the second half of the game against Newcastle this weekend with an ankle problem, the gaffer has said that he’ll definitely miss the Capital One Cup second round match in midweek, but he is quietly confident that he’ll be fine for the league game against Hull next Sunday.
Speaking to the Official Site Lambert explained that Aly would be properly assessed early on in the week to see how good or bad the ankle may be, but he’s certainly not going to consider him for Wednesday so if rest is all that is required, he gets it.
Saying he feels at the moment he just ‘rocked’ the ankle rather than anything more serious, he said.
‘I think Aly has just rocked his ankle, we will see how he is. Okay, Wednesday might be a bit too early but we’ll see how he is for next Sunday.’
Lambert went on to say it was disappointing that he had to take him off as he felt he was causing all sorts of problems for Newcastle down the left hand side, and he felt he was ‘outstanding’ on the day and the fact that Newcastle moved Sissoko out to the right to try and deal with him is a testament to how he played.
He also said on the other flank that he again thought Alan Hutton was ‘excellent’ also.
Nathan Baker, Ciaran Clark or Enda Stevens then you would think?
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