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However, they are approaching the game following a scintillating win at Watford in the League Cup on Tuesday. The Hornets were sliced apart by the verve and pace shown by Lee Johnson’s young Robins in the second half at Vicarage Road – a welcome shot in the arm ahead of the international break. City have had a decent start in the Championship, with one win, one loss and two draws, but with their last game against Millwall ending in a frustrating goalless draw. They are currently sat in 11th in the Championship table. Meanwhile Villa had a shaky start to the season with one draw and two consecutive defeats, but turned it around last week with a 4-2 win over Norwich after a hat-trick from midfielder Conor Hourihane. They’re now 16th in the table.
City will again be short of attacking options, with Milan Djuric still out injured and Matty Taylor doubtful to return. Villa have a number of players who missed the weekend game against Norwich- Gabby Agbonlahor, Mile Jedinak and Scott Hogan all had knocks and may not feature on Friday night. Josh Onomah also came off with a head injury so is also doubtful. Mile Jedinak’s long anticipated return is set to be prolonged with the Australian expected to miss out with an illness.
Robins striker Matty Taylor (groin) is in contention to start after coming on in City’s EFL Cup win at Watford. On-loan Fulham forward Cauley Woodrow, who was cup tied against the Hornets is pushing for a start. Villa midfielder Josh Onomah is expected to overcome a head injury. Striker Keinan Davis, 19, (hamstring) is a doubt while midfielder Mile Jedinak is set to miss out through illness.