Speaking to the official club website for his pre-match press briefing, Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that Albert Adomah and Jack Grealish are unlikely to return for this weekend’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday. He did however state they could be back to face Queens Park Rangers next week.

With Jonathan Kodjia already a long-term absentee, it means that Aston Villa look set to be without their three best and most influential attacking players for another weekend at least. Bruce also has some other notable injury concerns ahead of their trip to Hillsborough as well.

In the case of Adomah, he is the top scorer at the club with 14 goals in 29 appearances. He scored in the recent home victory against big city rivals Birmingham at Villa Park. Grealish has only netted one goal for the club this season, coming in the 3-2 home triumph over Burton Albion earlier this month, he has still been a forever increasing positive influence on the team. He is arguably the first name on the team sheet when available.

Bruce also has worries over some other players prior to their trip to Sheffield. Robert Snodgrass came off versus Preston North End after feeling ill, but he is feeling much better now, although he still remains a minor doubt. There is a bigger worry over Lewis Grabban, who recently scored his first goal for the club, down to a sore groin. Keinan Davis is a doubt with an ankle problem, meaning Callum O’Hare will be part of the travelling party on Saturday. Manchester United loanee Axel Tuanzebe is definitely ruled out through injury.

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