Trio in contention for Villa clash

Ricardo Fuller, Glenn Whelan and Danny Higginbotham could come into contention for the Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Last Updated: 12/03/10 at 15:37

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In addition to a back problem Fuller has a touch of flu while Whelan (hamstring) and Higginbotham (back) are also having treatment for injuries.

Manager Tony Pulis will make a late decision on all three players. He is already without Ryan Shawcross through suspension while Salif Diao has a calf strain.

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