Aston Villa v Norwich preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 2:09

Aston Villa v Norwich preview

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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