Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith has told the Daily Star that he does not expect Tammy Abraham to play on Monday.

The Villains got their Easter schedule off to a great start yesterday with a 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers, condemning the Lancashire side to relegation and to life in Sky Bet League One. In that game it was Jack Grealish and Abraham who got the winning goals and the team would have hoped to keep momentum by including both for Easter Monday’s match against Millwall.

But it appears that Abraham will not be playing in that match due to an injury picked up in their win over Bolton. He went off in the 60th minute and was replaced by Keinan Davis due a shoulder injury and when asked about it after the game, Smith admitted that he was unlikely to play in Monday’s fixture against Millwall and they are hoping he won’t have to miss any games after that.

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He said: “Tammy got a whack on the shoulder. It’s too early to diagnose.”

“I don’t expect him to be fit for Monday, if I’m honest. Then we’re hoping it’s not too bad.”

“He was down for a while. The doctor said that he’d have to come off because he was in too much pain.”

“Axel (Tuanzebe) rolled his ankle slightly. He shouldn’t be too much of a worry.”

“But the good thing about us at the moment is the strength in depth. Mile came on and did well again.”

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