Aston Villa v Lille: Europa Conference League injury news as 10 ruled out

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Latest injury and team news ahead of Aston Villa v Lille in the UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-finals.

Aston Villa host Lille at Villa Park in the first leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League tie on Thursday night.

The Villains go in to the game having drawn 3-3 with Brentford on Saturday. Villa led 2-0 against Brentford before capitulating and going 3-2 behind but Ollie Watkins scored an 80th minute equaliser to earn a point.

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As for Lille, they defeated Marseille on Friday night. Jonathan David, former Newcastle United midfielder Remy Cabella and Gabriel Gudmundsson were on target as Paulo Fonseca’s men sit fourth in Ligue One.

Both Unai Emery and Fonesca will be tasked with choosing a team capable of causing the opposition problems. Here’s the latest injury news ahead of Thursday night’s clash.

Aston Villa team news

Aston Villa have six players that won't play any part on Thursday night. Emi Buendia and Tyrone Mings both suffered knee injuries in August and despite returning to training, they aren't expected to play in any of the remaining matches this term.

Boubacar Kamara suffered a similar injury to them and is in the first month of his recovery. He came off injured against Manchester United and it turned out to be an ACL injury. The Frenchman will now miss the European Championship’s with France this summer, but is being tipped to return around October.

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Jacob Ramsey's season is over too. He has been missing for the last month with a toe injury, and that is in addition to a foot injury that caused him to miss a couple of months.

Clement Lenglet is the latest player to be ruled out through injury. He has picked up a ‘small’ injury which Emery revealed in his pre-match press conference which will prompt the manager to rethink his defensive plans.

Matty Cash is out with a hamstring issue. He sustained the injury when representing Poland on international duty. He is expected to come back next week, and should he return then he will have a potential suspension to think about.

John McGinn, Moussa Diaby and Cash are all a booking away from either missing next week's second leg or the first leg of the semi-final. If Diaby or McGinn are carded on Thursday they will pick their third up of the campaign and that results in an automatic suspension.

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Ollie Watkins was a major doubt at the weekend but he ended up starting against his former club and played 86 minutes before being subbed off. The 28-year-old has six goals in eight games in Europe this season.

Out: Boubacar Kamara, Clement Lenglet, Emi Buendia, Jacob Ramsey, Matty Cash and Tyrone Mings.

Lille team news

Andrej Ilić who joined the club in January despite interest from Cardiff City is out injured. He fractured his fibula during the Coupe de France exit in February in what was just his second start.

Former Man United midfielder Angel Gomes looks set to miss out on a return to England. He hurt his hamstring in training at the end of March and has been missing for the last two games.

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Centre-back Samuel Umtiti had to undergo surgery and has not played since mid-January.

Another defender Rafael Fernandes is injured too. The 21-year-old who joined in January has a muscle injury that has prevented him from making his debut.

Left-winger Tiago Morais was named on the substitute's bench on Saturday amid concerns of a muscle injury. He hadn't played the last five league games for Lille.

Out: Andrej Ilic, Angel Gomes, Samuel Umtiti and Rafael Fernandes.

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