Aston Villa will be in full confidence ahead of their meeting with Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park on Tuesday night, although they will be without a number of players for the fixture according to a match preview by SkySports.

The Villans are coming off the back of an impressive 4-1 win against Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday and Steve Bruce will be looking for his side to continue with their winning form.

Villa are currently sitting third in the table and are chasing an automatic promotion spot for next season’s Premier League campaign, and will be attempting to close the gap between them and Cardiff City.

The Midlands outfit has a very good record against QPR when meeting them at Villa Park, having won six of their last eight matches, with the other two ending in draws.

It is expected Bruce will keep with the same side that saw them run riot against Wolves, however, his injury list at the club is continuing to grow, although a number of key men are starting to return.

Andre Green, Alan Hutton and Axel Tuanzebe are all close to returning from hamstring injuries but the game with the Loftus Road outfit has come too soon.

There has been some positive progress in regards to Jonathan Kodjia, as last season’s top goal-scorer is expected to return to training for the first time this week following a recurrence of an ankle injury.

Despite the good news, it is also believed the striker could miss the rest of the campaign, whilst Glenn Whelan and Jed Steer also sit out with a calf and shoulder injury respectively.

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