Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa injury news - as seven players ruled out and two doubts
The early team news ahead of Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa in the UEFA Europa Conference League, including the latest on Jacob Ramsey and Diego Carlos.
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Aston Villa head into their first UEFA Europa Conference League group stage encounter with a handful of injuries, causing a small selection headache for Unai Emery.
Taking on Legia Warszawa away from home on Thursday evening, the Villans will be eager to start their European campaign underway confidently in Poland.
Villa earned their place in the group stage with a dominant 8-0 aggregate victory over Hibernian in the play-off last month. Now the proper journey begins.
What is the Villa team news ahead of the trip to Warsaw?
Emery’s side will have to embark without long-term knee injury absentees Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia, as the pair are expected out for most of the campaign.
Young midfielder Tim Iroegbunam hasn’t played at all this term due to a back problem suffered in pre-season and isn’t expected to play any part at Stadion Narodowy.
Jacob Ramsey is close to a return from a broken metatarsal but is still a week or so away, whereas central defender Diego Carlos is a major doubt from a hamstring issue picked up at Liverpool.
Ruled out: Mings, Buendia, Iroegbunam, Ramsey. Doubts: Carlos.
What about the team news for Legia?
Legia have been boosted as striker Blaź Kramer could return after a thigh strain but centre-back Rafal Augustyniak is set to miss out due to a similar issue.
Meanwhile, midfield duo Bartosz Kapustka and Ramil Mustafaev are sidelined with swelling in the knee and a cruciate ligament rupture respectively.
Ruled out: Augustyniak, Kapustka, Mustafaev. Doubts: Kramer.