Who replaces suspended Neil Taylor when Aston Villa take on Wolves?

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly between AFC Telford United and Aston Villa at New Bucks Head Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Telford, England.

The Aston Villa left-back will not be available directly after the international break.

Neil Taylor of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on April 1, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

While Aston Villa have plenty of right-backs at their disposal, the same cannot be said on the opposite flank, with Neil Taylor an ever-present for Steve Bruce's side this season, and rightly so.

The problem for the Villa boss is Taylor's late red card against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday will see the Welsh international suspended for the upcoming match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and that is one game he would have been desperate to have his full squad available for.

Neil Taylor of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Wolves have been in brilliant form this season and will mount a promotion challenge, as well Villa if they can maintain their current progress, but Bruce has now direct replacement for Taylor, meaning a right-back may well be called upon to feature of position.

Alan Hutton has already fulfilled that role for a brief time this season, much to the bemusement of some Villa supporters, and Bruce has a big decision to make as he attempts to keep Wolves' attacking players at bay.

Ritchie De Laet of Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on September 11, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

Taylor's suspension has come at the worst possible time, with Villa looking very much on the up and their forwards matching the performances of their regularly sturdy back-line. So what happens now?

Hutton or Ritchie De Laet seem the most likely candidates, but the former's lack of pace as he approaches his twilight years in the game could rule him out.

That potential means Villa will opt for De Laet, who would be making only his second Championship appearance of the season if he does  start against Wolves.

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