Date: 5th January 2019 at 2:01pm
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Aston Villa welcome fellow Championship side Swansea City to Villa Park this afternoon for our third round FA Cup clash.

Ahead of the game it was expected that January signing Lovre Kalinic would make his debut now he comes into contention for us following his arrival, but head coach Dean Smith had admitted pre-game that on loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham would be rested given his efforts in our Championship campaign – but in taking that decision amidst reported recall and Wolverhampton Wanderers speculation, it will no doubt fuel further rumours that his head has been turned and he’s heading out of VP.

He’s not.

With Villa’s injury situation well known, there were doubts for the visitors over striker’s Oli McBurnie, Wilfried Bony and Jefferson Montero so Lady Luck may be smiling on us as we look to book our place in the fourth round draw.


2 Replies to “Villa Man Doesn’t Make Lineup For Swansea Amidst Transfer Speculation”

  • Most news sources now suggest Tammy is off, subject to FIFA ratification. If so, Kodjia and Hogan will need to pull their socks up and, to coin a phrase from the wise sage Mr Bruce, remember their boots!

    It is sad that we signed three expensive strikers that nearly bankrupted the club. Two have been duffers and the other only a semi success. Add to that, the poor recruitment that followed under the last manager’s reign and we have had to resort to loads of loans to patch up a bloated, unbalanced and patchy squad.

    Smith was left a mess, irrespective of what young Master Bruce has written in support of his old man. Whatever the final outcome this season, I look forward to a major clear out of the dross within the squad before the next campaign.

  • Total agreement with your analysis Tom j, Offer Hogan back to Brentford +5mil in exchange
    for Maupay, ship out the Bruce dross also call Green back. Send Murphy and O Hare out on loan.

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