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Team news: Our line-up at Boro

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Team news: Our line-up at Boro

Steve Bruce has named his side to take on Middlesbrough in our Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final first leg.

Sam Johnstone returns in goal with the regular back four of Ahmed Elmohamady, John Terry, James Chester and Alan Hutton in front of him.

Robert Snodgrass and Albert Admoah are also reinstated to the starting XI, either side of Conor Hourihane and Mile Jedinak in central midfield.

Ahead of them are Jack Grealish, who plays just off Lewis Grabban up top.

Birkir Bjarnason returns to the matchday squad and wins a place on the bench, while Scott Hogan and Jonathan Kodjia provide the attacking options.

VILLA: Johnstone, Elmohamady, Chester, Terry, Hutton, Jedinak, Hoiurihane, Snodgrass, Adomah, Grealish, Grabban. Subs: Bunn, Sarkic, Whelan, Bjarnason, Onomah, Hogan, Kodjia.

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 12th May 2018