Aston Villa will not rush Ross Barkley back from injury

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Ross Barkley is making progress in his recovery from injury but the on-loan Aston Villa midfielder will not be fit in time for Saturday’s midlands derby against Wolves.

The 27-year-old, on a season-long loan at Villa Park from Chelsea, sustained a hamstring injury early on in the home defeat to Brighton on November 21 and missed the loss at West Ham last week.

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