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Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Fulham and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage.

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Damien Duff and Dickson Etuhu return for Fulham.

Duff and Etuhu have recovered from their respective calf and ankle injuries.

Andy Johnson is set to continue making his comeback from the bench.

Villa face a striker crisis for the game after John Carew, who was due to replace knee-injury victim Emile Heskey against the Cottagers, was ruled out for three to four weeks with a calf injury.

Fellow striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is still not ready to return after a groin operation, although he has started light training, so Nathan Delfouneso is set to lead the line.

But winger Marc Albrighton is available after serving a one-match ban against Birmingham for his sending-off against Burnley in the Carling Cup.

Midfielder Steve Sidwell has recovered from a stomach bug and full-back Habib Beye is also in contention after overcoming an ankle problem.

Fulham (from): Schwarzer, Stockdale, Kelly, Pantsil, Salcido, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Duff, Etuhu, Davies, Halliche, Gera, Riise, E Johnson, A Johnson, Greening, Dempsey, Dikgacoi, Kamara, Dembele.

Aston Villa (from): Friedel, Luke Young, Beye, Collins, Dunne, Cuellar, Clark, Warnock, Albrighton, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Ireland, Downing, Ashley Young, Delfouneso, Bannan, Lichaj.

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