Aston Villa fans have bee struggling as of late, their club hasn’t been in the best of form and don’t look like making a playoff spot at the rate that they’re currently going. Dean Smith’s side are winless in five straight games in all competitions, but they’ll be desperate to change that as Ipswich come to Villa Park tomorrow, especially is Mile Jedinak starts.
The boss provides an injury update ahead of Saturday’s clash with Ipswich
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) 24 January 2019
With the Australian midfielder back in contention, the Villains woukd love nothing more than to see the experienced midfielder come into their side ahead of Glenn Whelan, who is only ‘close to fitness’ apparently. Whilst Jedinak may not be in his pomp as a player, he has the leadership qualities and ability to star for the club in the tough moments, and this Saturday could prove to be one of those.
On paper, facing Ipswich at home looks like a really easy game to get your form back. However, in the Championship, nothing is a certainty, and they have to be near their best to see off any opponent in the second-tier of English football, including Ipswich Town. The fans will be looking to Jedinak to lead by example and be a leader on the pitch, with a midfield commander being what they’ve missed over the last few weeks.
You can read the Villains’ calls for Jedinak here:
Get Jedi in front of that back 4
— villareport (@villareport) January 24, 2019
I actually wouldn't mind Jedinak at DM for the next game. Until Grealish is back we need to change up that midfield it's what's lacking and I reckon putting Jedinak at DM will free up McGinn and Hourihane to be a little more forward.
— Joe (@HamboJoe) January 24, 2019
Get Jedi in the CDM, we need a leader badly in there.
— Daniel O'Sullivan (@danosulli44) January 24, 2019
Return of the Jedi pic.twitter.com/PBMpepCtUH
— David Archer (@Daveyarcha) January 24, 2019
Get Jedinak in front of those back 4, we need that height tbf
— Lauren (@Loz_Whitehouse) January 24, 2019
I’ve missed Jedinak at CB please Dean
— Jonny Bartleet (@Jontypython_Jr) 24 January 2019
Jedi has to start at weekend as CDM we need some stability and a leader on the pitch
— Paul Darby (@PaulDar59616002) January 24, 2019
Get Jedi in that team
— Josh X (@joshhavfc) January 24, 2019
The Villains are delighted to have Jedinak back in contention and will hope he can help turn their fortunes around with a win on Saturday.
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