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Aston Villa set to be handed injury boost ahead of the end of the season

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Sky Sports News are reporting that Birkir Bjarnason will return before the end of the season.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that Bjarnason is likely to recover from his knee injury in time to play a part in the first team towards the end of the season.

The Icelandic international arrived in January on a permanent deal from Basel but only managed 8 games before suffering the knee injury.

The 28-year-old has been sitting out on the sidelines since he limped off in the first half of Aston Villa’s 2-0 win at Rotherham United in early March but he is on course to make a return before the end of the season, according to his manager Steve Bruce.

Bruce confirmed that the versatile midfielder is now out of his leg brace and he has returned to light training, such as cycling and running.

Confirming the good news about Bjarnason, Steve Bruce said:

“He’s out of the leg brace and I expect him to be fit before the end of the season.

“He’s fine.

“He’s doing a bit of running and cycling now.

“He ran for the first time [since the injury] last week.”

Aston Villa fans – is this a big boost? Will Bjarnason play a bit role next season? Let us know in the comments below…

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