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Villa v Man City injury news: Westwood remains a doubt

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Villa v Man City injury news: Westwood remains a doubt


Ashley Westwood remains an injury doubt for Saturday's clash against Manchester City.

Westwood is still struggling with a thigh strain that ruled him out of the Barclays Premier League win at Norwich last weekend and Tuesday's Capital One Cup defeat to Tottenham.

But manager Paul Lambert is hopeful that the likes of Gabby Agbonlahor, Fabian Delph, Ciaran Clark and Antonio Luna will have recovered in time for the Villa Park showdown against City.

Lambert made seven changes against Spurs in midweek after a number of his first-choice players picked up niggles.

That injury list appears to have eased with the exception of Westwood, top scorer Christian Benteke [hip] and long-term casualty Jores Okore [knee].

"Most of them will come back," said the Villa manager.

"I left out Brad although I thought Jed was excellent when he came in.

"I left out Ciaran who I thought did great at Norwich.

"Andi, Fabian, Gabby and Antonio will hopefully be back. Hopefully we've got a few to come back in.

"Ashley is still out and Christian has obviously got his knock."

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By @AVFCOfficial 26th September 2013
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