Aston Villa receive boost ahead of Brighton match as two of their key player return from injury

BirminghamLive brings you the latest Aston Villa news as the Villans prepare to host Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park this weekend. Aston Villa will play Brighton in the Premier League this weekend after a disappointing Carabao Cup third round loss to Everton in midweek.

After recovering from injuries, Diego Carlos and Bertrand Traore returned to the matchday squad. However, they did not play and may be given some minutes on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Alex Moreno was nominated to Villa’s matchday squads against Crystal Palace and Legia Warsaw, but he was not confident enough to play against Chelsea or Everton.

Here’s a rundown of the club’s injury situation…

Aston Villa: Diego Carlos now faces fight of his career for regular berth

Alex Moreno
Emery revealed after the win a Chelsea that Moreno was going to take a couple more weeks to get up to speed before being named in the squad again.

Leon Bailey
He was seen limping off against Everton and could be unavailable for a few weeks.

Aston Villa et Bertrand Traoré sont à un match de la Coupe d'Europe

Possible return: Unknown.

Jacob Ramsey
Emery revealed after the defeat against the Toffees that Ramsey sustained a small injury. He said: “Jacob is not a hard injury, he has a small injury, hopefully he can come back quick.

“I don’t know if Saturday he is going to be ready, but it’s not bad news the injury he has now.”

Possible return: Unknown.

Tim Iroegbunam
The midfielder missed most of pre-season due to injury and is yet to return to action.

Possible return: Unknown.

Tyrone Mings
Mings suffered a long-term knee injury during the defeat at Newcastle United on the opening weekend of the season.

Possible return: Unknown.

Emi Buendia
Buendia sustained a long-term knee injury on the eve of the new season.

Possible return: Unknown

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