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Latest injury and team news ahead of Luton Town vs Aston Villa in the Premier League with an update on Pau Torres.

Aston Villa make their first trip to Kenilworth Road in seven years as they face Luton Town in the Premier League on Saturday.

Villa travel to Bedforshire for the first time in 2016 and will hope for a better result this time around after losing to them in the Carabao Cup when they were a League Two team. It is the first league meeting between the two sides at the venue in 31 years having clashed in the old Division One before the introduction of the Premiership.

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The Villains' match is being streamed live on Sky Sports and will air on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League at 5.30 pm. Villa go in to the match without having played in midweek whilst the Hatters suffered a 6-2 defeat to reigning champions Man City with Erling Haaland scoring an impressive five goals.

Who will be the fresher of the two sides come Saturday evening? Luton with more match minutes under their belt or Villa who will have had a week of training without any interruptions. Here's the latest injury and team news from both clubs.

Aston Villa injury news

Ezri Konsa was spotted in training earlier this week in what would be a huge boost to Unai Emery. Konsa sprained his knee in the win against Sheffield United and that has left them short of centre-back options.

Pau Torres had to be replaced by Calum Chambers at the weekend, with the Spaniard making a small pain complaint. Chambers was given his first taste of league football this season but may have to settle for a place on the bench with good news expected on Torres. The initial prognosis is 'positive' on Torres and that Villa are cautiously optimistic that he will be available for selection.

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Boubacar Kamara won't play for Villa again this season after undergoing surgery for his ACL injury. Emi Buendia and Tyrone Mings have both been out since August with their respective knee injuries and whilst they are making positive strides in their recovery they are not expected to play a part in the current campaign.

Diego Carlos and Jhon Duran are working with Villa's medical staff as they work towards a return to action. Duran hasn't played since mid-January with a hamstring injury which put to bed any rumours of him leaving for Chelsea. Carlos suffered a hamstring injury in training ahead of Villa's clash with Fulham but could return just before the international break.

Out: Boubacar Kamara, Diego Carlos, Emi Buendia, Jhon Duran and Tyrone Mings. Doubt: Ezri Konsa and Pau Torres.

Luton Town injury news

Zimbabwe captain Marvelous Nakamba is likely to miss the rest of the campaign with a knee injury. He damaged his meniscus in training in December and Rob Edwards does not expect to see him back on the pitch in the coming months.

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Striker Elijah Adebayo is unavailable at the minute after picking up a hamstring injury. He's missed the last two games and his absence is a big blow to Luton having found the net nine times in 23 games this term. Jacob Brown won't be an option to replace Adebayo however as he has had to undergo an operation on a knee cartilage issue that will make him unavailable for the foreseeable future.

Arsenal loanee Albert-Mboyo Sambi Lokonga picked up a knock against Liverpool last week. He missed a part of the season with a hamstring injury and has a similar problem to what kept him out for a period.

Dan Potts was named amongst the substitute's against Liverpool last Wednesday but then didn't feature against Manchester City on Tuesday. Amari'i Bell came off against the Citizens however and Rob Edwards didn't disclose the extent of the injury which for the moment makes him a doubt for Saturday.

Centre-back Mads Andersen has been out since the end of 2023 with a calf injury that has had him sidelined for the best part of two months. He will now see a specialist to get to the bottom of the injury. Wales defender Tom Lockyer said he will be dictated by medical staff and specialists over whether he can resume his playing career. He is currently out of action and will undergo more tests before a return to football can be greenlighted.

Out: Albert-Mboyo Sambi Lokonga, Elijah Adebayo, Jacob Brown, Mads Andersen, Marvelous Nakamba and Tom Lockyer. Doubt: Amari'i Bell and Dan Potts.

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