Aston Villa defender Axel Tuanzebe fit for play-off final against Derby

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Axel Tuanzebe is fit to play in the Championship play-off final (David Davies/PA)

On-loan defender Axel Tuanzebe is fit for Aston Villa ahead of the Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Derby at Wembley on Monday.

The 21-year-old limped off in extra-time of the semi-final second leg against West Brom with Villa going on to qualify for Wembley after a penalty shoot-out.

Manager Dean Smith has revealed that the Manchester United defender is part of an almost fully-fit squad.

The only player missing is injured goalkeeper Orjan Nyland.

Derby could be without Martyn Waghorn and Duane Holmes, who are both injury doubts.

Striker Waghorn suffered an Achilles injury on the final day of the regular season when the Rams beat West Brom 3-1 and missed both legs of the play-off semi-final triumph against Leeds.

Midfielder Holmes started each of Derby’s last three games following a thigh injury but has been substituted on each appearance.

Craig Bryson (ankle) and David Nugent (knee) will both miss the final against Villa.

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