Helenius back in frame for Aston Villa

Nicklas Helenius is set to return to Aston Villa training. Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed the Dane is back in his thoughts.

Nicklas Helenius is set to return to Aston Villa training.

Villa boss Paul Lambert has revealed the Dane is back in his thoughts.

Asked if the blow to Christian Benteke will boost Helenius’s prospects of match action this season and next, Lambert praised Grant Holt’s contribution against Fulham and replied: “There is a chance for Nicklas, but I thought Holty was good against Fulham.

“To be fair to Grant, I thought he was excellent. I thought it was a really good goal, he led the line really well.

“He hasn’t played much football, so his contribution is great. The rest will know that there’s a chance when Christian’s not there.”

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