By Amir Mir
Jack Grealish returns to the Aston Villa starting XI following a club suspension as Roberto Di Matteo’s side take on Barnsley on Tuesday evening at Oakwell.
Reports within the media have suggested Di Matteo has two games to save his job, with the Italian picking up only one win in nine games this term.
But Di Matteo has decided to make three changes to his Villa side in south-Yorkshire, with Aly Cissokho, Grealish and Aaron Tshibola coming into the team.
Jordan Amavi, Ashley Westwood and Nathan Baker make way, as Di Matteo seemingly opts for a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Striker Ross McCormack, who missed his side’s previous two fixtures through injury, makes a return to the bench, alongside Rudy Gestede.
Here is the club confirming on its personal Twitter account the Villa team that will take on Barnsley.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 27, 2016
Villa drew their previous league encounter 1-1 against Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle, with midfielder Aaron Tshibola scoring a late equaliser.
The Midlands club are 17th in the Championship table, with nine points from their opening nine games, having recorded a league high of six draws.
In other Aston Villa team news, Martin O’Neill reveals what he would have done to Jack Grealish.