Belfast Telegraph

Delfouneso set to miss City game

Aston Villa forward Nathan Delfouneso is set to miss Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester City with the hamstring injury he suffered on England Under-21 duty.

Delfouneso, who has provided back-up for Darren Bent, Emile Heskey and Andy Weimann, suffered the injury during the win over Iceland last week.

Villa boss Alex McLeish confirmed: "Nathan picked up a wee hamstring injury with England and it will probably keep him out of the weekend game."

He added: "We don't think it is too bad, a grade one tear, which usually leads to a quick recovery.

"It is a shame because he is one of the young boys vying for a place and his pace can cause real problems. The Man City game could have been one for him."

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