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, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City  
So'ton v Stoke  
S'land v Arsenal  
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
Man Utd v Chelsea  
Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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