Cana returns for Cats' Villa trip

Sunderland skipper Lorik Cana will return from suspension for Wednesday night's Premier League trip to take on Aston Villa.

Last Updated: 23/03/10 at 15:37

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The Albania international is available once again after completing a two-match ban for reaching 10 bookings for the season.

Manager Steve Bruce also hopes to have Kenwyne Jones (hip flexor) and John Mensah (knee) at his disposal with the pair expected to train on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Lee Cattermole and Jordan Henderson suffered no reaction to their respective returns as substitutes in Saturday's 3-1 win over Birmingham, for which Bolo Zenden (knee) made the bench, and Bruce has only Andy Reid (hamstring) still on the casualty list.

Black Cats (from): Gordon, Carson, Fulop, Bardsley, Hutton, Turner, Ferdinand, Mensah, Kilgallon, Da Silva, Cattermole, Cana Zenden, Richardson, Malbranque, Henderson, Campbell, Bent, Jones, Benjani, Meyler.

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Premier League Fixtures

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
19:45
A Villa v W Brom  
Hull City v S'land  
So'ton v C Palace  
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Man City v Leicester  
Newcastle v Man Utd  
QPR v Arsenal  
Stoke v Everton  
Tottenham v Swansea  
West Ham v Chelsea  
20:00
Liverpool v Burnley  

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