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James Crawley


Posted Friday, September 28th 2018

Three changes for Villa clash

Lee Johnson has made a trio of changes to his squad as City return home in the Sky Bet Championship.

Former Villain Nathan Baker steps in at centre-back to replace Tomas Kalas, who fractured his jaw agains Wigan Athletic a week ago.

Elsewhere, Callum O'Dowda is restored to the starting XI, while Matty Taylor partners Andreas Weimann in attack, who faces his former club under the BS3 lights this evening.

The inclusion of O'Dowda and Taylor sees Jamie Paterson and Famara Diédhiou move to the bench.

City: Mäenpaää, Hunt, Webster, Baker, Kelly, O'Dowda, Pack (c), Brownhill, Eliasson, Taylor, Weimann. Subs: O'Leary, Dasilva, Hegeler, Walsh, Watkins, Paterson, Diédhiou.

Aston Villa: Nyland, Tuanzebe, Chester (c), McGinn, Abraham, Grealish, Kodjia, Bjarnason, Jedinak, Hutton, Hourihane. Subs: Moriera, Bree, Whelan, Elmohamady, Bolasie, El Ghazi, Adomah.