Collins return gives Villa a boost

Aston Villa central defender James Collins has returned to the squad after injury for Saturday's Premier League game at Old Trafford.

Last Updated: 11/12/09 at 14:29

Collins: Back from injury

Collins: Back from injury

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The former West Ham player has been sidelined for the past month with thigh and groin problems but he is now back in training.

Collins return means that Villa boss Martin O'Neill must decide whether to recall his £5million signing or keep faith with Carlos Cuellar, who has impressed in recent weeks alongside Richard Dunne.

O'Neill has no fresh injury worries as he looks to steer his side to their first win at Old Trafford in 26 years.

Villa (from): Friedel, L. Young, Dunne, Downing, Warnock, Milner, Petrov, A. Young, Heskey, Agbonlahor, Guzan, Sidwell, Carew, Delph, Reo-Coker, Beye, Clark, Collins.

Kick off is 5.30pm.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
17:30
Everton v Chelsea Live
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City
Tottenham v Liverpool
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal
Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:45
Arsenal v Man City  
15:00
Chelsea v Swansea  
C Palace v Burnley  
Southampton v Newcastle  
Stoke v Leicester  
Sunderland v Tottenham  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 3 7 9
2 Swansea 3 5 9
3 Tottenham 2 5 6
4 Man City 3 3 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Southampton 3 1 4
7 Hull City 2 1 4
8 A Villa 2 1 4
9 Stoke 3 0 4
10 West Ham 3 -1 3
11 Liverpool 2 -1 3
12 QPR 3 -4 3
13 Sunderland 3 -1 2
14 Man Utd 3 -1 2
15 Newcastle 3 -2 2
16 Everton 3 -3 2
17 West Brom 3 -3 2
18 Leicester 2 -2 1
19 C Palace 3 -3 1
20 Burnley 3 -3 1

Updated Sat, 30 Aug 2014

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