Delfouneso set to miss City game

Thu, 13 Oct 09:55:20 2011

Aston Villa forward Nathan Delfouneso is set to miss Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester City with the hamstring injury he suffered on England Under-21 duty.

Delfouneso, who has provided back-up for Darren Bent, Emile Heskey and Andy Weimann, suffered the injury during the win over Iceland last week.

Villa boss Alex McLeish confirmed: "Nathan picked up a wee hamstring injury with England and it will probably keep him out of the weekend game.

"We don't think it is too bad, a grade one tear, which usually leads to a quick recovery.

"It is a shame because he is one of the young boys vying for a place and his pace can cause real problems. The Man City game could have been one for him."


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