Aston Villa manager Dean Smith provided a positive injury update ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Chelsea in his pre-match press conference.
His comments were relayed by the club’s official Twitter page, which led to a number of Villa fans going wild at the update.
Smith admitted that Ollie Watkins should be back in and around the squad after making his first appearance of the campaign prior to the international break.
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Bertrand Traore has also been sidelined with a hamstring injury after featuring in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Liverpool but is now back in training.
Smith also shared positive updates on midfielders John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey.
Villa fans react
Smith’s comments were posted on Villa’s Twitter account on Friday morning. Plenty of Villa fans gave their thoughts, with one ‘pleasantly surprised’ and another labelling it as ‘great’.
“YESSSSSSSSSS! Berty loves playing Chelsea”
“Pretty much as good as it gets to be honest. Nearly (whisper it) a fully fit squad”
“pleasantly surprised ”
“Great. A front three of Watkins, Ings and Bailey will be good”
“Love to hear that!!”
“Squad finally starting to come back to full strength. This excites me”
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