Steve Bruce delivers injury update on Aston Villa 28-year-old, this is when he returns
By Danny Wright
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that Birkir Bjarnason will return to action before the end of the season.
The 28-year-old, who moved to Villa in January, had a rocky start to life in the West Midlands before he was struck with a knee injury against Rotherham in early March.
He made just eight appearances before his injury and has missed a total of six games since.
Bruce saw his squad plagued by injuries but he has still managed to guide his team away from the relegation zone with a run of seven wins in eight games before they drew with Burton on Saturday.
“He’s out of the leg brace and I expect him to be fit before the end of the season,” said Bruce as quoted by the Birmingham Mail.
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“He’s fine. He’s doing a bit of running and cycling now. He ran for the first time (since the injury) last week.”
Villa still have five games left to play this season with a second-city derby clash with Birmingham later this month.
They finish the season on May 7 by welcoming current league-leaders Brighton to Villa Park – a game which Bruce hopes Bjarnason will be able to play in.
The 57-time Icelandic international struggled to settle into life at Aston Villa, playing in a variety of positions across the midfield.
He previously had spells at Sampdoria, Standard Liege and Viking before securing a switch from Basel in the winter transfer window.
In other Aston Villa news, Nigel Clough has delivered his thoughts on Villa’s defence following their draw with Burton.