Everton v Aston Villa preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 2:09

Everton v Aston Villa preview

Defender Seamus Coleman returns to Everton’s squad after recovering from an ankle ligament injury which had sidelined him for a month.
Forward Magaye Gueye has recovered from a broken toe while Leighton Baines is fit after a hamstring problem ruled him out of England’s win over Wales on Tuesday
New loan signings Denis Stracqualursi and Royston Drenthe are short of match fitness but are likely to be in the squad.
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent is on course to face Everton after returning to training following the groin injury which forced him out of England’s Euro 2012 qualifiers with Bulgaria and Wales.
Defender Richard Dunne had four stitches in a facial wound suffered when on duty for the Republic of Ireland in Russia but was available.
Manager Alex McLeish included transfer deadline-day signings Alan Hutton and Jermaine Jenas in his squad as Villa looked to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign.
Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Barkley, Fellaini, Osman, Rodwell, Drenthe, Cahill, Stracqualursi, Mucha, Hibbert, Baxter, Gueye, Bilyaletdinov, Vellios.
Aston Villa (from): Given, Guzan, Hutton, Herd, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, N’Zogbia, Petrov, Jenas, Bannan, Delph, Petrov, Ireland, Albrighton, Bent, Heskey, Agbonlahor, Delfouneso.

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