Full-backs return for Villa

Aston Villa will be boosted by the return of full-backs Eric Lichaj and Nathan Baker after suspension and injury respectively for tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Manchester City.

Lichaj missed the 3-2 home defeat by Manchester United while serving a one-game ban for incurring five yellow cards this season.

Baker is back in contention after a four-game absence with an ankle problem. But Darren Bent, Chris Herd, Richard Dunne, Charles N’Zogbia and Joe Bennett are still unavailable.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Lowton, Clark, Vlaar, Lichaj, Baker, Stevens, Herd, Ireland, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Bannan, Delph, Holman, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams.

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