Steve Bruce has confirmed that several players will return from injury in time for Aston Villa’s FA Cup clash with Peterborough, including John Terry.
The injured skipper won’t be in contention to play in the Villans next game on Monday, which is against Bristol City in the league.
However, Bruce confirmed on AVTV that Terry will return against Peterborough, with his manager believing it will give everybody a lift.
Bruce was previously optimistic that Terry would feature before the end of 2017 after breaking his metatarsal against Sheffield Wednesday in November.
Although that proved not to be the case, Aston Villa still managed to win their final game of 2017 defeating Middlesbrough 1-0.
Bruce also added that he doubts Keinan Davis and Glenn Whelan will be able to make Monday’s game, but revealed he would be assessing them again on Sunday.
Instead, the Villans boss will be looking at the younger talent in his squad when picking his team to play Bristol City.
It was predicted that John Terry would return near the start of the New Year, but to hear it confirmed was be a massive boost for fans and his teammates. Since his absence from the team, the Villans have suffered some disappointing results. Aston Villa went on a winless run of five games in December, ahead of beating Middlesbrough on Saturday, which knocked them out of the play-off places.