Aston Villa v Birmingham team news

Date published: Monday 21st September 2015 2:44

Rudy Gestede

Rudy Gestede is in line to start Aston Villa’s Midlands derby Capital One Cup tie with Birmingham on Tuesday, but Idrissa Gueye has been ruled out.

Gueye is out of the derby clash with the Championship side after traveling to France to try to solve his hamstring problems.

The midfielder has seen a specialist after missing Villa’s last two games – defeats to Leicester and West Brom – following a setback in his recovery from the injury he initially suffered on international duty with Senegal this month.

Adama Traore (ankle) and Jores Okore (knee) are also out of the third round encounter but striker Rudy Gestede is pushing to start after a substitute appearance against West Brom, while Ciaran Clark could also come into contention if Sherwood opts to play three central defenders.

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