Aston Villa expected 4-3-3 v Reading: Attacker axed in two changes
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa could make two changes for their Championship clash against Reading on Saturday afternoon.
Steve Bruce’s side recorded a 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Burton Albion during their last encounter.
During that game, striker Jonathan Kodjia was forced off injured and Bruce could now drop the Villa attacker to the bench, along with Leandro Bacuna.
As a result, Scott Hogan and playmaker Conor Hourihane might come into the side as the Midlands outfit aim to pick up their sixth consecutive win on home soil.
Villa have two games in three days, therefore, it is highly likely that Bruce will rotate his team leading up to the Birmingham City showdown on April 23.
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For the weekend fixture, Bruce might stick with the same backline that has featured regularly in recent weeks, with Nathan Baker and James Chester at the heart of the club’s defence.
In front of the back four, the reliable powerhouse, Mile Jedinak could start with the more attack-minded duo of Henri Lansbury and Hourihane in front of him.
On the flanks, Jordan Amavi, who has been utilised in that left attacking role in recent months, might keep his place in the side.
The more attacking and dangerous, Albert Adomah could start on the other wing as the duo will be expected to provide Hogan with the service if he is selected to start.
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