Aston Villa visit Nottingham Forest in their midweek clash of the Championship. But they will be without Henri Lansbury for the meeting.
Aston Villa saw off Birmingham City at the Villa Park by a 4-2 margin on Sunday to claim the bragging rights in the season’s first Second City Derby. Jonathan Kodjia, Jack Grealish, Tammy Abraham and Alex Hutton were all on target in the Clarets and Blues’ win over their arch rivals, thereby sending them to eighth in the Championship standings.
Unfortunately, Dean Smith’s men had to deal with an injury setback at the end of the match. Henri Lansbury was subbed in on the 69th minute, but had to be forced off within ten minutes after supposedly pulling up on his hamstring. While he tried to recover, it could not be for him as well as the hosts.
In all probability now, the 28 year old is set to miss out on Villa’s trip to play Nottingham Forest in the midweek. That would mean that Lansbury misses out on a chance of a reunion with his former employers, with whom he parted ways in during the January transfer window of 2017.
"“As for Lansbury he got brought down and felt his hamstring,” said the Villa chief after watching his side claim second city bragging rights. He went to recover but couldn’t continue. I’m hopeful that it isn’t too bad and we got him off quickly enough to avoid any further damage. We’ve had a couple of behind-closed-doors friendlies for him and he’s played for the under-23s. He’s looked really good and was playing well when he came on.”"