Richard Dunne is back in contention for Villa after recovering from a knee injury. The Republic of Ireland international missed the Carling Cup clash with Blackburn and the league derby at Wolves but has returned to training this week after undergoing a scan.
But Dunne has to see whether new manager Gerard Houllier will hand him an instant recall or keep faith with the James Collins-Carlos Cuellar partnership. Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is the main fitness worry with a groin injury, while Emile Heskey will be looking to score for the third successive match after being revitalised sinced the arrival of Houllier.
Aston Villa (from): Friedel, L Young, Dunne, Collins, Cuellar, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Downing, A Young, Heskey, Guzan, Clark, Ireland, Davies, Bannan, Carew, Agbonlahor, Delfouneso.
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Source: Team Talk