Aston Villa v Wolves preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Wolves at Villa Park (kick-off 12.05pm).

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Heskey: Passed fit

Heskey: Passed fit

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Aston Villa strikers Gabriel Agbonlahor and Emile Heskey have been declared fit for the derby visit of Wolves.

The duo have recovered from hamstring and groin injuries respectively which saw them substituted during last weekend's 3-1 win home success over Blackburn.

Chris Herd is favourite to replace Luke Young at right-back. Young is having talks with QPR after the clubs agreed a fee but is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is poised to name an unchanged side for the third successive Premier League match.

McCarthy will have to make a change on the bench, though, after striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake suffered medial ligament damage during the midweek Carling Cup tie at Northampton.

Sam Vokes is the likely candidate to step up and provide cover for the Kevin Doyle-Steven Fletcher forward partnership as Wolves aim to maintain their 100% start to the campaign.

Aston Villa (from): Given, Guzan, Herd, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Petrov, Delph, Heskey, Agbonlahor, Bent, N'Zogbia, Albrighton, Clark, Bannan, Ireland, Delfouneso, Makoun, Lichaj, Weimann, Hogg, Baker, Lowry.

Wolves (from): Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Hunt, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis, Fletcher, Doyle, Foley, Kightly, Elokobi, De Vries, Hammill, Milijas, Craddock, Vokes.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Fri, 25 Jul 2014

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