Boost for Aston Villa as forward closes in on return to action

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has revealed that Scott Hogan could return to action in two weeks’ time.

The 24-year-old has missed the last four games after suffering an ankle injury during the Villans’ 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on February 20.

Hogan arrived at the Midlands club with plenty of promise having netted 14 goals in 25 Championship appearances for Brentford.

The forward is yet to find the back of the net since his January transfer to Villa Park, but he only made four appearances before he was struck down with injury.

Bruce’s side has scored five goals since Hogan was sent to the treatment table, and he will be hoping for an attacking boost when the player returns.

The away match against Wigan Athletic on March 18 has been earmarked as Hogan’s comeback appearance, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Bruce is quoted as saying:

“We’re hoping to have him back in a fortnight.”

The Midlands outfit currently reside 15th in the Championship table after 11 wins, 12 draws and 13 defeats.