's hamstring injury forced him off shortly before half time at Gresty Road and Smith added: "He felt his hamstring and we got him off as quickly as we could.
's hamstring injury forced him off shortly before half-time at Gresty Road and he is struggling to be fit for Saturday's game away to Crystal Palace.
While over time you suspect it is the younger men who will eventually come to the fore, Smith was for the first two matches of this season content to keep faith with the bulk of the backline that helped Villa win promotion, with Bjorn Engels the only new face included - though Guilbert did then come in for Elmohamady last night Villa's head coach made clear his position with regard to Targett
and Taylor during Thursday's prematch press briefing.
, 23, says Villa will go for it and fight toe-totoe with the big-hitters.
Villa's pre-season games so far have yielded eight goals - against fourth tier Walsall and Championship newcomers Charlton Athletic - but Targett
, 23, says Villa will be standing toe-to-toe with the big-hitters and going for it.
The Mens Coxless Pair (Jerry Heygate and Tom Haines) and the Coxless Quad (Nick Maker, Scott Ferris, Andrew Martin and Mike Targett
) both lost time by grounding their oars in shallow water, and the Womens Coxless Pair (Matilda Haines and Beth Henry) provided drama by hitting some large red buoys just before the finishing line.
Concern can be found in the lack of prior Premier League experience - just 60 appearances split between Mings and Targett
with the rest of the new men experiencing England's top flight for the first time.
Dean, the gaffer, is building something special here," Targett
told the official website of Aston Villa.
Academy product Targett
has made 43 Premier League appearances for Saints, including 16 last season, scoring once.
needs games, Aston Villa need further competition at left-back and Southampton could do with the incoming cash to fund improvements in other areas.
started 13 games in the Premier League last season, and is rated at [pounds sterling]10million.
said Pippa, who was a volunteer at the Women's Centre in Accrington, was the best sister she could have wished for.