Reading FC is set to host Aston Villa in an English Championship clash on Tuesday at the Madejski Stadium.
The game would definitely be hard fought as Reading enter the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Queen Park Rangers over the weekend. Reading captain Paul McShane is set to miss the game due to a hamstring injury he picked up during the QPR clash. Aside McShane, Striker Yakou Meite and defender Jake Cooper are also sidelined as they are yet to fully recover from their injuries.
It has been revealed that Aston Villa blocked several bids for Micah Richards on the transfer deadline day.
It is believed that both Sunderland and Hull were looking to take the player on loan, but Aston Villa has refused because they consider the player as an important member of their squad.
There are some reports that Hull might make a move for Micah Richards in the coming days.
The Premier League side is currently short on players and might want to strengthen the team with the signing of the defender from Aston Villa.
Despite being a club in crisis, Hull City has made a great start to life in the Premier League by winning their first two games, and they want to keep the momentum going. However, the team only has 13 recognized senior players at the moment and is working hard to recruit additional players before the transfer window closes.
Micah Richards has remained a top target for Sunderland, especially with the relegation of Aston Villa to the English Championship.
Sunderland were hoping to lure the player to top flight football, even as they content with changes in management, football philosophy and the squad.
The 28 year old English defender of Aston Villa, Micah Richards has consistently been linked with Sunderland as the Premier League club was believed to be interested in reinforcing their defensive department after having conceded 69 goals in 38 matches during the 2015-16 season of the Premier League.
Sunderland just barely managed to avoid the bottom relegation zone during that season of the top tier English League and David Moyes wants to avoid going through another season where they just barely manage to scrap above the relegation spots.
American businessman Randy Lerner has officially quit Aston Villa after the club’s sale to Chinese businessmanTony Xiawent through after clearance from the Premier League.
The club is now part of the Recon Group after owner Tony Xia went through various tests to determine his ability to run a football club. Lerner had been trying to sell the club since 2014 but without much success. One of those major stumbling blocks came in the form of the asking price of close to £ 200 million. Lerner had invested a similar sum of money since taking over the club in 2006.
There are reports that Villa Park regulars want a lot of changes at the club, after a very disappointing season in the last campaign.
They urge current manager Roberto Di Matteo to return the club to the top flight league after the Italian agreed to lead the coaching crew. Di Matteo was recently confirmed as the club's fourth permanent boss in about 16 months. He signed a deal for two years worth £35,000-a-week with a handsome £2m promotion bonus at the end of the season.
Despite having been relegated from the Premier League with their defeat against Manchester United, Micah Richards still have hopes that Aston Villa will be back at the top level.
This hopes lies in the quality of the Villa academy players.
Micah Richards recognize that this has been a miserable season not only for the players but also the fans. But he believes that the team should keep faith in the academy players and sooner or later they will be back in the top flight.
One of those players is Jack Grealish, and Richards has been amazed at the quality that the player possesses.
Mexico will be facing Canada in the qualifying games of the 2018 World Cup. The match will be held in Vancouver and Mexico will be keen to get all three points.
This will be an opportunity to assess the team assemble by the new Mexico coach, Juan Carlos Osorio, who was appointed in October. After a couple of friendly games, this will be the real test for Mexico and fans in the country will want to know whether the team has improved or not.
It is believed that Mexico will play their traditional 4-3-3 formation with Hernandez, Fabian and Corona in a three-man forward line. The important thing here is how the coach will keep the balance between attack and defense, and this is what we will be looking at in the game against Canada.
As the Premier League continues progressing, there are some teams that are making a genuine charge for the title and this is the case of Leicester City which has shocked Europe after having gone through a very successful and impressive season in the Premier League, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are all of the remaining teams that are located at the top of the English League.
There are some other teams that are just aiming and hoping that they can continue performing in the Premier League and avoid the bottom relegation zone, one of these clubs is Aston Villa which have only been able to win 2 league games from the opening 24 matches that have been played so far and are located in the very bottom of the Premier League with 13 points.