Steven Gerrard’s tenure at Aston Villa has got off to the perfect start so far. Two games, two wins & players edging closer to fitness.
You can’t ask for much more - other than potentially putting one over on City and former midfielder Jack Grealish on Wednesday night!
The injury list is small right now but there has been a fresh one ahead of the big game.
Here’s the current state of play ahead of the next match.
Injury: Set-back on previous soft tissue problem
What we know: Gerrard revealed that Ings had suffered a set-back to his previous soft tissue injury that will force him out of the Manchester City game at the very least. He stated that it wasn’t a ‘big set-back’ but didn’t give a time-frame for a possible return.
Potential return date: Unknown
What we know: The winger picked up an injury whilst on international duty with Burkina Faso in October and continues to fight his way back to fitness. He’s progressing well but won’t be ready to return to full-team training until close to Christmas.
Potential return date: January 2022
What we know: Trezeguet continues to recover from his long-term knee injury but has been taking part in full training for a couple of weeks now. Gerrard said that the plan was to get him playing in under-23 action ASAP.
Potential return date: Aston Villa U23 vs Birmingham City U23 on December 6.
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