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Aston Villa 2017-18 player preview: Albert Adomah

Assist-leader faces delayed start to season

AFC Telford United v Aston Villa: Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Albert Adomah to Jonathan Kodjia to back of the net.

It was the pipeline for many of Aston Villa’s goals this year and now both players face delayed starts to the 2017/18 campaign. Adomah is said to be close to returning to full fitness recovering from a leg injury picked up in a friendly at Telford.

He will likely slide right back into the starting lineup. The Ghana wing does face added competition with the addition of Ahmed Elmohamady and the continued emergence of Andre Green but the results speak for themselves seeing how the ten assists were more than double any other player in the squad.

One of the big questions is how well can Adomah work with non-Kodjia strikers. He seemed to have a far better understand with Jimmy Danger than others. Early in the season that must change if Villa are going to be successful.

Aston Villa will also be looking for Adamah to add a little more to the scoring tally. The meager three goals last campaign was a drop from his previous years (6, 6, 12).