£25m Aston Villa star will be 'angry' after fresh setback

Aston Villa left-back Lucas Digne will be “angry” that he hasn’t been able to prove himself after suffering an injury on Sunday, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Frenchman could be set for a spell on the sidelines following a hamstring problem sustained in the defeat at West Ham.

What happened to Digne?

It was an all round afternoon to forget for Villa, whose recent upturn in results came to an end at the London Stadium.

Villa had chances in the first-half, although goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Pablo Fornals after the interval meant that Jacob Ramsey’s late stunner was little more than a consolation.

That all came after Digne suffered a hamstring injury in the early stages and was forced off and replaced by Ashley Young inside the opening 10 minutes.

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The injury came about when the £25m January signing from Everton was sprinting up the pitch and immediately told the Villa bench that he was unable to continue.

Steven Gerrard was unable to say when Digne might be back in action but did reveal that he’s an early doubt for the clash with Arsenal on Sunday.

Villa tweeted “you’ll be back stronger” on Monday afternoon, which appeared to suggest that Digne might be facing a spell on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, Gerrard said. “He says it is a small muscle injury. We will analyse it with an MRI scan. I am positive in what Lucas has said to me, but he is obviously a major doubt for the Arsenal game.”

What did Jones say about Digne?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “It hasn’t been ideal at all, and he’ll be angry because he hasn’t been able to prove he’s worth his transfer.”

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What else has happened to Digne at Aston Villa?

He initially enjoyed an ideal start to his Villa Park career, replacing Matt Targett in the team straight away and would play 90 minutes in each of his first six games, including the 1-0 victory at his old stomping ground back in the middle of January.

However, the last few weeks have been frustrating to say the least for the full-back. Digne missed the 4-0 victory over Southampton earlier this month having tested positive for Covid-19.

Fortunately for the 28-year-old, he recovered in time to start at Leeds five days later and would keep his place at the London Stadium.

But Digne’s recent disruptions continued against the Hammers, with the hamstring injury potentially keeping him out until after the international break, which would prove another blow to his chances of gaining some momentum at Villa.  

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