The Lowdown: Villa head to Leeds
Steven Gerrard’s men make the trip to Elland Road on Sunday afternoon as they look to slowly climb up the league table after a poor start to the season.
Another bad result this weekend would heap further pressure on the 42-year-old, and the manager isn’t without injury concerns going into the match.
One of those who has been struggling is Cash, with the right-back tackling a hamstring issue after going off early in the 1-1 draw against Manchester City last month.
The Latest: Cash expected to miss out
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Preece stated that the Poland international was ‘expected’ to be ruled out against Leeds.
The reporter tweeted:
“Matty Cash (hamstring) back in partial training & expected to miss Leeds.”
The Verdict: Experienced head a big loss
He has averaged 2.2 tackles and 1.8 interceptions per game in the league this season, topping the Villa squad for the latter metric, and his defensive nous will be missed in what could be a cauldron of an atmosphere at Elland Road.
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It means that 37-year-old Ashley Young could fill in for Cash, which certainly isn’t ideal for Gerrard, given his age and the fact that he could arguably be targeted by Leeds, and specifically Jack Harrison.
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