Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has revealed that Chris Herd is set to be out of action for another month with an ankle injury.

The 22-year old Australian midfielder suffered ligament damage in December and has not played since the 2-1 win at Bolton on the 10th and could still be out until around mid-February says the Villa manager.

"Chris has got the protective boot on again and it depends how it feels when he takes it off," said McLeish. "That's going to be the key.

"The last time he took it off, it was still sore. It's a ligament in his ankle. It's a kind of awkward one.

"If they take the boot off and he's not got any discomfort, then it could be another month."

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