Nottm Forest V Aston Villa at The City Ground : Match Preview

03 February 2017
Nottm Forest V Aston Villa - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Ross McCormack unable to make immediate appearance against old side Aston Villa

Ross McCormack and Aaron Tshibola will not make their Nottingham Forest debuts on Saturday as they are both ineligible to face parent club Aston Villa in their Sky Bet Championship clash.

The pair departed Villa Park for loan stints at Forest but cannot make their bows in the evening kick-off.

Fellow new recruits Joao Teixiera, Zach Clough and Gboly Ariyibi are in contention as caretaker boss Gary Brazil looks to build on the win at Rotherham last time out.

Defender Matt Mills (groin) is likely to remain Brazil's only injury absentee for the game.

Gabby Agbonlahor is facing a spell on the sidelines for Aston Villa after tearing his hamstring with Scott Hogan set to make his debut.

Striker Hogan moved from Brentford on deadline day for B#12million and is expected to play especially now Agbonlahor is out.

Boss Steve Bruce confirmed the striker has suffered the injury having just broken back into the team.

Mile Jedinak is not expected to be fit but Tommy Elphick is likely to be recalled after being benched for Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Brentford.