Aston Villa manager Dean Smith provided an update on injured winger Leon Bailey ahead of the club’s trip to Tottenham on Sunday.
And a number of Villa supporters have been reacting to the news on social media.
Bailey starred on his first Villa Park appearance, netting his first goal for the club in a 3-0 victory over Everton.
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He missed the win at Old Trafford over Manchester United, with the club confirming a thigh strain which is set to keep him out until after the international break.
The 24-year-old won’t make the trip to north London on Sunday, however, Smith found the time to give an update on his situation in his pre-match press conference.
Smith admitted that he is ‘hopeful’ Bailey will return to Bodymoor Heath training during the international break, with a further assessment expected.
Villa fans react
Villa shared Smith’s comments regarding Bailey on their official Twitter page on Friday. This is what these Villa fans had to say in reply…
“The push back begins”
“Gonna drag on isn’t it?”
“Our medical staff are horrendous tbh”
“See you after the festive period.”
“Real world translation: Miracle if he plays another game in 2021.”
“see you next year then”
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