On-form Aston Villa striker Luke Moore has picked up a thigh injury whilst training with the England U21's in preparation for the game against Norway. The extent of the injury isn't yet know but early reports suggest it could keep him out of the weekends clash v Portsmouth.
Moore, who is our top scorer in the Premiership this season with 8 goals, was surprisingly benched in last weekends 0-0 so off-form Juan Pablo Angel could start up front with Milan Baros!
Meanwhile the 20-year-old's team mates have been singing his praises, with both Liam Ridgewell and fellow striker Kevin Phillips saying the player is the real deal.
Ridgewell has tipped Moore for England adding:
'He's busy, running around, not giving defenders time and I think he gave Jonathan Spector (Charlton) a bit of a hard time. I think it was good for him to come off the bench and show what he can do. He will have been a bit frustrated at dropping to the bench, but he let his football do the talking.'
Phillips told the official site 'He can go all the way' warning opponents that he can only get better from hereon in.
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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