Confirmed Norwich v Aston Villa line-ups: Agbonlahor starts, Adomah on the bench

Norwich City

Aston Villa travel to Carrow Road this evening as they take on Norwich City in the Championship.

Hosts Norwich have been in dire form of late, losing six of their last seven league games as the pressure has been ramped up on manager Alex Neil.

Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Barnsley has left the Canaries 12 points off the automatic promotion places, and two points off a play-off spot as they prepare to take on Aston Villa this evening.

Tonight, Neil has pushed reported Aston Villa target Robbie Brady forward from left back to the left of midfield, with Martin Olsson coming in on the left side of the defence.

Nelson Oliveira again leads the line up front, with Youssouf Mulumbu also coming into the side, with Alex Pritchard and Josh Murphy out.

The likes of Steven Naismith, Wes Hoolahan and Kyle Lafferty are all on the bench, along with Alexander Tettey, Russell Martin, Timm Klose and goalkeeper Michael McGovern.

Meanwhile, Villa make it five wins in nine games under new manager Steve Bruce with a 1-0 home victory over Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

Villa's great form under Bruce means that they're now just four points off the play-offs, and they can leapfrog Norwich in the table with a win over the Canaries tonight.

Tonight, Bruce has made a couple of changes to his side as Ashley Westwood comes into midfield in place of Gary Gardner, whilst Gabriel Agbonlahor replaces Albert Adomah in a surprise switch.

Key players like Tommy Elphick, James Chester, Mile Jedinak, Jack Grealish and Jonathan Kodjia all start, whilst Adomah and Gardner are joined on the bench by Ross McCormack, Rudy Gestede and young goalkeeper Matija Sarkic.

Norwich lineup

Starting:

  • John Ruddy
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Ivo Pinto
  • Martin Olsson
  • Robbie Brady
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Jonny Howson
  • Jacob Murphy
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Nélson Oliveira

Substitutes: Michael McGovern, Timm Klose, Russell Martin, Wes Hoolahan, Alexander Tettey, Kyle Lafferty, Steven Naismith.

Aston Villa lineup

Starting:

  • Pierluigi Gollini
  • Jordan Amavi
  • James Chester
  • Tommy Elphick
  • Alan Hutton
  • Jack Grealish
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Jonathan Kodjia

Substitutes: Matija Sarkic, Leandro Bacuna, Aly Cissokho, Albert Adomah, Gary Gardner, Rudy Gestede, Ross McCormack.

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