Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash looks set to be out of action over the coming weeks with a hamstring problem, starting with Friday’s meeting with Southampton.
The Lowdown: Villa regular
Cash, hailed as ‘excellent’ by pundit Trevor Sinclair, has been a regular in the Midlands following his move from Nottingham Forest in 2020. The 25-year-old featured in all 38 Premier League fixtures last season, contributing to seven goals.
He began the current campaign as first choice once again, but he now looks set to face a period on the sidelines after going off injured against Manchester City last time out.
The Latest: Cash update
Birmingham Live reporter Ashley Preece shared news of a double blow for Villa ahead of the match with Southampton.
He stated that Cash hasn’t been called up to the Poland squad due to his hamstring issue and is targeting a return to action after the international break. Preece also added how summer signing Jan Bednarek is of course ineligible to play against his parent club.
Are you Gerrard in or Gerrard out?
The Verdict: Bad to worse
Steven Gerrard can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries to key players, with things going from bad to worse now in defence after Diego Carlos’ ruptured his Achilles last month.
Cash now looks set to join his fellow defender on the treatment table, which could allow Ashley Young to feature in his place.
The experienced full-back was hailed by Gregg Evans for his ‘excellent’ display off the bench against Pep Guardiola’s side, so you’d expect he’ll replace Cash in the starting XI on Friday.
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