Steve Bruce should look to reshape his Aston Villa line-up ahead of Tuesday night’s clash away at Reading after being outplayed by Cardiff City on the weekend.
Villa were beating 3-0 by Neil Warnock’s side, as the Midlands giants struggled to cope with the Bluebirds’ exciting winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on Saturday at the Cardiff City Stadium.
It is likely to see Bruce drop a number of his first-team stars, even though he has Jack Grealish still sidelined with a long-term kidney injury while Mile Jedinak and Jonathan Kodjia will also miss the clash against the Royals.
Bruce will know his side could be about to suffer a second consecutive defeat against Jaap Stam’s side, with the last meetings between the two sides ending in a 3-1 defeat to Reading back in April.
Football Weeks picks the best possible Villans side to face Reading on Tuesday night, including how two teenagers are expected to start in three changes made by Bruce: