Date: 29th July 2018 at 7:00am
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There were a number of positives and smiles that could be taken from Aston Villa’s victory over Dynamo Dresden on Saturday, but there were a few concerns and question marks for the faithful.

One was, of course, the goalkeeping error by Jed Steer that gifted them their goal in the 2-1 victory, but the other was the omission of Ivory Coast international striker Jonathan Kodjia.

The Birmingham Mail reported ahead of the game that they understood the 28-year-old was suffering with an injury, and obviously given his lack of game time following his lengthy spell on the sidelines last season that sent a number of fans into a flutter.

There was no confirmation as to whether the injury was serious or simply he’d picked up a knock so not travelling and being involved with the game was simply a precaution.

Given the time of year though plenty of others thought ‘injury’ was transfer window speak for ‘in talks’ with another club ahead of a possible move away given well known Financial Fair Play problems at the club despite our recent takeover.

Time will tell which outcome fans should’ve been worrying about.

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2 Replies to “Omission From Dynamo Dresden Squad Has Some Aston Villa Fans Nervous”

  • The striker problem is a big issue, we seem to get a lot of injury’s or players who don’t live up to the hype, our work rate , creativity and shooting is an area we need to improve on if we are going to do anything this season, I’m sure our new owners are fully aware of the situation, fingers crossed we get some movement in the next few weeks.

  • As all our other strikers are out injured at the moment its probably wise to be cautious with Kodjia. Judging by Brucies comments yesterday we dont need to sell now, so surely we would be keeping hold of our best striker. Only issue we would have is if a PL team was sniffing around him and he wanted to play in the PL.

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