Aston Villa team news: Supporters react as Tshibola is omitted from squad

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20th Aug, 2016 | 5:10pm

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter as Tshibola is omitted v Derby

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa fans on Twitter voiced concern at how weak their midfield is, as Aaron Tshibola was omitted from the squad to face Derby County on Saturday evening.

Tshibola, 21, has started the last two games for Roberto Di Matteo’s side, with the youngster playing a key part in the club’s win against Rotherham last weekend, and the 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.

It means Gary Gardner and Ashley Westwood are the only recognised midfielders in the squad, with new signing Mile Jedinak yet to feature due to late paperwork.

Villa supporters were worried at the lack of depth in the squad, as Libor Kozak made a return to the squad. The striker last featured against West Brom on January 23.

One fan pointed towards the four defenders on the bench as a concern, with Alan Hutton, Micah Richards, Nathan Baker and Jordan Amavi showing the lack of attacking depth at the club.

Here is a selection of Villa supporters on Twitter reacting to Tshibola’s absence.

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