Richard Dunne's nightmare time with injuries continued after the Aston Villa defender suffered another setback to his groin problem.

Dunne has had three operations this season to try and cure the complaint and had finally returned to training, but Villa boss Paul Lambert confirmed the 33-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, has sustained another blow to his hopes of a first-team comeback.

Lambert said: "It looks like Richard has got a setback. We will have to wait and see if that settles down again in the next few days. He has been training but came in one morning this week and felt something."

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