Aston Villa expected 4-2-3-1 v Wolves: Youngster makes league debut
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa could make two changes to the side that was knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Tottenham last Sunday.
Steve Bruce might opt to bring in Ross McCormack and Gary Gardner into the side as they take on Midlands rivals Wolves on Saturday evening.
It means Gabby Agbonlahor and Aaron Tshibola could make way for the mouth-watering clash.
Villa were comfortably beaten at White Hart Lane against the Premier League outfit, but they will now turn their attention to Championship matters.
They travel to Molineux at the weekend where they will come up against their former manager Paul Lambert.
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Youngster Sam Johnstone, who is on-loan from Manchester United, might make his league debut between the sticks for Bruce’s side.
Striker McCormack will be hoping to get another start under Bruce by possibly replacing Agbonlahor who has not scored since his return to the side in mid-October.
Furthermore, midfielder Gardner, who missed the Spurs trip because of illness, may return to the starting XI and replace the energetic Tshibola.
Leandro Bacuna and Albert Adomah will be looking to provide the out-of-form McCormack with the service on the flanks, while Jack Grealish slots in behind the Scotsman.
The ever reliable defensive ace Mile Jedinak could also start in midfield, protecting a back four consisting of Alan Hutton, James Chester, Nathan Baker and Jordan Amavi.
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