Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest injury news - as eight players ruled out and six doubts

The latest injury and team news ahead of Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest, including updates for Boubacar Kamara, Matty Cash, Philippe Coutinho and Jesse Lingard

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Aston Villa will be eager to make it four successive wins in the Premier League as they take on Nottingham Forest at the weekend. Buoying with confidence following victories away at Chelsea and Leicester City, The Villans return to home soil with a game against relegation battlers.

Not only are Villa in far better form heading into the clash, but Unai Emery also has far more positive team news to report than Steve Cooper does. Just three Lions players are guaranteed to be sidelined, with one remaining doubtful. Forest, meanwhile, have a long list.

Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara missed the win at Leicester after being thrown in a little too early against Chelsea, but there’s a chance he could be back on Saturday. Emery was unsure about Kamara’s chances of featuring against Forest when asked on Tuesday, but the Frenchman will be assessed.

Right-back Matty Cash (calf) remains on the treatment table with the injury suffered with Poland on international duty, though he’s expected to back in contention for the Newcastle United fixture on April 15. Philippe Coutinho is also hoping for a mid-late April return with a hamstring problem. Jed Steer (Achilles) is out for the season.

Ruled out: Cash, Coutinho, Steer. Doubts: Kamara.

Kamara missed Tuesday’s trip to Leicester but could feature against Forest on Saturday.Kamara missed Tuesday’s trip to Leicester but could feature against Forest on Saturday.
Kamara missed Tuesday’s trip to Leicester but could feature against Forest on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest injury latest

This weekend’s visitors are in a tricky situation when it comes to team selection, with a whopping 10 players either ruled out or doubtful. Five of these are facing a late fitness test, however, meaning that list could soon be cut down somewhat.

Those five are Serge Aurier (calf), Emmanuel Dennis (fitness), Jesse Lingard (knee), Scott McKenna (thigh) and Ryan Yates (shoulder), though there is no certainty any of them will feature. More clarity surrounds defensive duo Giulian Biancone (knee) and Omar Richards (hairline leg fracture) as the pair are still unavailable.

Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson (hamstring) is set for an end of April return with training plans set out for next week, whereas Chris Wood and Willy Boly (also both hamstring) are likely to be out for the rest of the season.

Ruled out: Biancone, Richards, Henderson, Wood, Boly. Doubts: Aurier, Dennis, Lingard, McKenna, Yates.