Aston Villa fans have been given an update ahead of their clash tonight against Nottingham Forest, and it’s one that will come as a nice surprise. Their ever-injured midfielder Henri Lansbury is back in training and now they’re desperate for the 28-year-old to prove his worth and put together a string of games.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) 11 March 2019
With Lansbury only just returning to training, the chances are that the Villains’ trip to The City Ground will come too early for the midfielder. However, if he can take up a place on the bench and be given a few minutes towards the end of the game by Dean Smith then the travelling fans will be delighted. In the season so far, the ex-Forest man has made just three senior appearances, and that’s something the fans want to change.
If Lansbury can put together a run of games and start to show his worth then there really is no reason why he can’t star in the club’s midfield alongside the likes of John McGinn and Jack Grealish. However, putting his injury woes to bed will certainly be hard, especially seeing as how long Lansbury has spent on the sidelines. Having signed for Villa in January 2017, his return of only 33 appearances is something that the midfielder will be desperate to rectify, and the fans simply cannot wait for him to do just that.
You can read those excited fans’ reaction to Lansbury’s return here:
Needs to stay fit.
— Chez Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) March 12, 2019
Man owes us and himself big time , he’ll never have too work again as he’s been paid a kings ransom so let’s see if he wants to be remembered for more than just ‘ i used to be a good player ‘ once
— (@AV_FC1874) 11 March 2019
Sweet! Welcome back Henri!
— Thomas Curran (@ThomasCurran11) March 11, 2019
@lansburyhenri yes Henri! Let’s finally get you fit and in the match day squad. Hoping to see the real you in claret and blue now!
— Bowkaaa (@bowka13) 11 March 2019
My guy capable of big things, let’s hope he stays fit!
— Phil Shepherd (@TheAsgardian) 11 March 2019
Hopefully he now kicks on and becomes the player for is we all know he can be
— BrexitHutton (@AVFCPureBrexit) March 12, 2019
Can he play packed in bubble wrap?
— John (@Suppersready3) March 12, 2019
The Villains are all blindly hoping that Lansbury can get back to his best between now and the end of the season and they probably can’t take any more setbacks without giving up on the midfielder.