A frustrating start to the season for Aston Villa was abruptly ended at the weekend when they defeated Norwich City at home, and they will be hoping to carry the high spirits into their cup outing with Wigan Athletic.
Steve Bruce’s side originally began their League Cup campaign with a trip to Essex to face fourth-tier side Colchester United, and a frantic 2-1 result allowed them to progress to the next stage, where they’ll be facing Paul Cook’s men at Villa Park.
The three points in the Championship on Saturday would have desperately boosted the low confidence due to a lacklustre kick-off to the 2017/18 season, however, the manager and players are eager to make it two consecutive wins when Wigan visit the Midlands on Tuesday.
Bruce is set to make several changes to his starting eleven to ensure key players get their rest and others continue to receive much-needed game time to develop and help Aston Villa for the rest of the year.
Here are TWO players that must start for the game against Wigan Athletic…..