Aston Villa vs Preston: Preview, confirmed line-ups and live commentary stream

first_img 2 Two of the Championship’s most under-pressure managers face off on Tuesday evening as Aston Villa host Preston LIVE on talkSPORT 2.Steve Bruce is being hounded out of Villa Park by the club’s fans who want to see a change in manager, while Alex Neil, the Preston boss, is facing the axe with his side rooted to the bottom of the league. Team news: Tonight’s starting XI and substitutes to face @pnefc.#PartOfThePride #AVFC— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) October 2, 2018 The Aston Villa support want Bruce replaced as manager 2 Harrop has been ruled out for the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament Team newsJosh Harrop is the latest name on Preston’s growing injury list, with the midfielder joining Sean Maguire, Billy Bodin and Calum Woods on the sidelines. Scott Hogan and Keinan Davis will miss out for Villa, while Tammy Abraham is fine to start after a late fitness test.center_img The Lilywhites have won just a single match this season, scoring 11 goals and conceding 21 in the process, as Neil struggles to find his best XI with his squad struck by numerous injuries.Villa currently sit 15th in the Championship, though a victory on Tuesday evening could move them into the top six and ease some of the pressure on Bruce’s head.What the managers are sayingSteve Bruce (Aston Villa): “I know, with a club the size of ours, there is an expectation. But it is not a given we come to Bristol City and win the game three or four-nil. I will get on with it and then do the best I can. I know, with the squad of players we have that we are close. It’s patience and we will get where we want to be. Hopefully I am given the time.”Alex Neil (Preston): “Of course I worry, I would be lying if I said I was sat here really comfortable because I’m not. I’m concerned by the fact we need to pick up a lot more points and we need to pick them up quickly. Winning is a habit and sometimes losing can become a habit too.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of Aston Villa vs Preston, LIVE from 19:45. Click here for our online live stream This week’s talkSPORT commentaries Confirmed line-ups Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN 📝 TEAM NEWS: Two changes from Saturday’s game with Tom Barkhuizen and Lukas Nmecha coming in to the starting Xl. Brandon Barker misses out this evening through illness. #pnefc #COYW— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) October 2, 2018last_img read more