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Aston Villa confirm Tom Heaton is expected to be available against Brighton

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Aston Villa confirm Tom Heaton is expected to be available against Brighton

Aston Villa have confirmed an injury boost on their goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

The Midlands club have confirmed on their official Twitter account that the 33-year-old is “expected” to be fit for the next game, which is at home to Brighton on 19 October.

He was withdrawn from the senior England squad during the current international break and that has been described as just a precaution.

The shot-stopper picked up an injury in the 5-1 win over Norwich City at the weekend and has praised the price by missing out on England duty, with Sheffield United’s Dean Henderson replacing him in the Three Lions squad.

It’s positive news that Heaton is not set to miss any Villa games, as he’s been an important player since his summer arrival.

 

The senior goalkeeper has two clean sheets in his opening eighth Premier League games and his experience at the back has massively helped Dean Smith’s side.

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TBR’s View:

Villa have made a number of quality signings in recent times and Heaton has to rank right up there due to his bargain £8million (Guardian) price.

The goalkeeper is a safe pair of hands at the back that is proven in the top-flight and he’s already helped earn vital points this campaign.

It’s great news that Heaton is being cautious during the international break and he will have time to rest, despite the fact there is a capable understudy in Jed Steer behind him.

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