Aston Villa will be looking to pick up their second Championship win in a week when they play host to Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on Saturday, but they will once again be without midfielder Mile Jedinak after manager Steve Bruce confirmed that he is still struggling with a groin problem.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 22, 2017
The Midlands outfit recorded just their second league victory of the season when they beat Barnsley 3-0 at Oakwell last weekend, but they had to do it without the Australia international after he aggravated his groin just 45 minutes into his comeback in the goalless draw against Middlesbrough.
The 33-year-old was one of Villa’s standout players last term as they secured a disappointing 13th-placed finish in the Championship, but he is yet to make an impact for them this time around.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on the latest injury update via social media, and while some simply said that he is “always injured” others went further and believe he is “finished”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
What happens when you buy older players ! #injuryprone
— Villa Dog ! (@pedropan1710) September 22, 2017
If he's injured how can he be picked to play and be captain of Australia then???
— Mark Prices (@PricesMark) September 22, 2017
— Mr C (@Dav3yAvFc) September 22, 2017
Jedinak is no good to us injured. He's never fit these days #Avfc
— Johno (@AvfcJohnson) September 22, 2017
— miller (@millerav_13) September 22, 2017
Don't no about any other villa fan but jedinak is Finished imo can't get over this groin injury #AVFC
— Tom King (@thomasavfc12) September 22, 2017
Jedinak out injured again, Bruce shouldn't have rushed him back like he did, should've just given him the time he needed
— Dan Smith (@smithyy02) September 22, 2017