Aston Villa suffer HUGE injury blow ahead of Newcastle United visit

Aston Villa look set to be without their TWO first-team goalkeepers for the visit of Newcastle United and former boss Steve Bruce in 10 days.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 6:23 pm
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Orjan Nyland of Aston Villa celebrates his sides fourth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on November 25, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The Magpies head to Villa Park on Monday, November 25 looking to continue a fine run of form in the Premier League, having beaten Bournemouth, Manchester United and West Ham United in recent weeks.

Their hopes have been further boosted by the news that Villa boss Dean Smith will be without both his first and second choice goalkeepers for the encounter.

Summer signing Tom Heaton has been out since before Villa’s loss to Wolves, while his replacement Jed Steer got a calf knock in the Midlands derby defeat.

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As a result Smith is expected to turn to Orjan Nyland – a 27-capped Norway international and Villa’s third choice keeper.

Speaking about his first-team chances recently, Nyland said: "It's about being ready when the opportunity arises. I think I'm a Premier League keeper."