Aston Villa V Barnsley at Villa Park : Match Preview

13 February 2017
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Mile Jedinak and Gabby Agbonlahor sidelined as Aston Villa host Barnsley

Aston Villa will be without Mile Jedinak and Gabby Agbonlahor against Barnsley.

Midfielder Jedinak is battling a groin problem while Agbonlahor suffered a hamstring injury in training last month.

Former Tykes full-back James Bree, who joined Villa in January, is also a doubt after sustaining a knee injury in training.

But Jack Grealish is back from a ban following his red card in the 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

Barnsley will be without midfielder Josh Scowen, who is waiting to learn the full extent of his ankle injury sustained in Saturday's goalless draw at Reading.

George Moncur is expected to make his first league start for the club in place of Scowen, while head coach Paul Heckingbottom has no other new injury worries.

Centre-half Adam Jackson will return to contention after missing out at the weekend due to illness and winger Ryan Hedges is hoping to make his first start.

Midfielder Alex Mowatt serves the final game of a three-match ban and defender Aidy White is still out with a pelvic injury.