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16th Sep, 2016 | 3:38pm

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to devastating injury blow

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa supporters wished Ritchie De Laet a speedy recovery after the right-back revealed he is set to miss the rest of the season through injury.

The 27-year-old took to his personal Twitter account on Friday afternoon to inform supporters that he will be sidelined for the remainder of the campaign after damaging ligaments in his knee.

Villa supporters expressed their devastation to the news, as the defender had only signed for the Midlands club in the summer transfer window from Leicester City.

The Villa Park faithful agreed that the Belgian had a strong start to the season since making his move, before having his season crushingly cut short.

De Laet was injured during the second-half of Villa’s 1-1 draw with Brentford on Wednesday night and it now means either Leandro Bacuna, Micah Richards, Alan Hutton or James Chester will fill the void at right-back.

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Villa supporters backed Richards to start at right-back against Ipswich on Saturday afternoon, despite the former City man not starting a league game this term.

Here are Villa fans wishing De Laet a speedy recovery after he announced his injury news.

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