Aston Villa V Brighton at Villa Park : Match Preview

04 May 2017 03:34

Jonathan Kodjia misses out for Villa

Jonathan Kodjia will miss Aston Villa's final Sky Bet Championship game of the season as Steve Bruce's side take on title-challengers Brighton.

Kodjia suffered a broken ankle in the 1-0 defeat against Blackburn last weekend and will now visit a specialist in Europe this week to determine the extent of the injury.

Mile Jedinak is also a doubt as the Australia international has been battling a niggling groin problem.

Sam Baldock is set to return to the Brighton squad for their championship decider.

The 11-goal striker has missed the last seven matches of Albion's promotion run-in with a glute injury but is now fit again.

Shane Duffy will miss out again with a fractured metatarsal and fellow defender Connor Goldson remains sidelined after surgery to correct a heart condition.

Brighton will clinch the title if they match or better Newcastle's result at home to Barnsley.

Source: PAR