Aston Villa v Norwich preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Norwich at Villa Park.

Last Updated: 04/11/11 at 11:51   

Bannan: Should return against Norwich

Bannan: Should return against Norwich

Villa midfielder Barry Bannan is available after a club suspension for Saturday's visit of the Canaries.

The Scotland international was not considered for the 2-2 draw at Sunderland while Villa held an internal inquiry after his arrest on suspicion of drink driving.

On-loan Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas is also available after recovering from thigh and calf problems and returning to full training. Full-back Eric Lichaj (hip) is Villa's only injury casualty.

Norwich have no fresh injury worries heading into the game.

Captain Grant Holt is pressing for a recall after again coming off the bench last weekend to score when he levelled with a stoppage-time penalty against Blackburn.

Centre-back Zak Whitbread continues his recovery from a hamstring injury. Striker James Vaughan, defenders Elliott Ward and Daniel Ayala (all knee) are long-term absentees.

Aston Villa (from): Given, Guzan, Hutton, Collins, Dunne, Clark, Warnock, Beye, Herd, Delph, Bannan, Petrov, Ireland, Jenas, Albrighton, Gardner, Bent, Heskey, Agbonlahor, N'Zogbia, Weimann, Delfouneso.

Norwich (from): Ruddy, Tierney, Barnett, Martin, Naughton, Fox, Johnson, Hoolahan, Pilkington, Bennett, Morison, Rudd, Holt, Crofts, Jackson, Wilbraham, Surman, de Laet.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 20 April 2014
16:10
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Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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