Dean Smith landed another blow as Danny Ings is losing his career to face his former club Southampton
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith landed another blow with Danny Ings losing his career to face former club Southampton after suffering a ‘soft tissue’ injury
- Danny Ings is losing his career to face his former club Southampton on Thursday
- The star forward left the Saints in a £ 25 million deal to join Aston Villa last summer.
- Missed 4-1 home loss to West Ham United with ‘soft tissue’ injury
- Scored 41 goals in 101 Premier League appearances with the Saints before leaving
Danny Ings is losing his career to face his former club Southampton on Thursday in another blow to Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, who is under pressure.
The forward, who left the Saints to join Villa last summer, missed a 4-1 home loss to West Ham with what Smith said was a “soft tissue” injury and is unlikely to break down. recover in time for the trip to St Mary’s.
Ings scored 41 goals in 101 Premier League appearances for the Saints before moving to Villa Park for £ 25 million, where he scored three goals in nine games before failing to make it to the Hammers’ game.
Danny Ings (above) is losing his career to face his former club Southampton on Thursday
The 29-year-old was joined by midfielder Douglas Luiz, who is also struggling to recover in time to face the Saints.
The absence of Ings, Luiz and Ezri Konsa – who is suspended following his red card on Sunday – deprives Villa of three key players in crucial areas of the team. However, club captain Tyrone Mings, who surprisingly lost to West Ham, should be immediately withdrawn with Konsa suspended.
After four losses in a row, this week looks like one of the most important in Smith’s three-year tenure. After this match, Villa does not have a game for 15 days, when Brighton in form visits Villa Park. If he loses this, Smith’s future will be at stake.
Captain Tyrone Mings, who lost to West Ham, must be retired immediately.