Aston Villa will be hoping that Tammy Abraham will be back to full fitness soon after the youngster had to withdraw from England’s U21 side, according to Express and Star. 

After linking up with Aidy Boothroyd’s squad, the player missed the game against Poland which resulted in a 1-1 draw. He pulled out of the squad altogether last weekend when it became evident that he would not be available for the game against Germany due to calf problems.

The Villa striker has been one of Dean Smith’s best players so far this season and has so far scored 21 goals from 32 Championship games and notched two assists in the process.

The Villans are currently in sixth place on the Championship standings and are in line to win a place in the promotion-playoffs. It will be vitally important for Abraham to be at his best if the club are to secure a place in the promotion playoffs as well as stand a chance of winning promotion to the Premier League next season.

The 21-year-old will now be assessed at Bodymoor Health and Villa will be hopeful that he will be able to return for Saturday’s second-tier League clash against Blackburn Rovers.

If Abraham has to spend further time on the sidelines, Smith will likely have to turn to using Jonathan Kodjia or Keinan Davis up front. This will not be an ideal situation. The 29-year-old Kodjia has struggled for form this season and has so far scored just six goals in the Championship from 34 appearances.

Villa youth product Davis meanwhile remains largely untested at the highest level.

 

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