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Sherwood bemoans Aston Villa sickness

Tim Sherwood has revealed a sickness bug has swept through the Aston Villa camp ahead of their clash with Sunderland.

The boss is waiting on a number of players ahead of Saturday's Premier League visit of the Black Cats.

Tim Sherwood says there's quite a few sick players around Villa. Credit: PA

"There's a sickness bug around the training ground so there are a few players who have not been able to make training," he said.

"We have a couple of players, I don't want to tell you who who they are but they're not here today because they are ill.

"They are not well today and the doc is having to do some overtime. We could miss a couple and there's a couple who are not well now. I'd rather they weren't well now rather than tomorrow.

"There must be a bug going around, we're just hoping it's made its way to the north-east."

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Walsall fans 'absolutely ecstatic' about Chelsea clash

Walsall face Chelsea in the next round Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Walsall supporters are 'absolutely ecstatic' about the prospect of facing Premier League Champions Chelsea next month.

The Blues will face League One Walsall in the third round of the Capital One Cup on the 22nd September.

ITV News Central spoke to Steve Davies, Secretary of Walsall Supporters Trust about the prospect of hosting Chelsea in the next round.

Spurs target could return for West Brom on Saturday

West Brom assistant Dave Kemp admitted Saido Berahino could return for the Baggies against Stoke after his exile.

The striker was dropped again as Albion edged out Port Vale 5-3 on penalties in the Capital One Cup following a forgettable 0-0 draw after extra-time at The Hawthorns.

Saido Berahino is a wanted by Spurs. Credit: PA

"That's something we can assess between now and then, we'll see what happens as it unfolds. Once we get to next Tuesday (the transfer deadline) it'll be clearer.

"He was considered tonight but there's other stuff. This transfer window is upsetting not just to Saido but to everyone.

"He's training fine, you can imagine he's a young man and there's a lot going on and your eye might not be on the ball. You have to be totally focused to perform.

"The manager has to make a decision."

– West Brom assistant Dave Kemp
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