Dunne pushing for Villa place

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has to decide whether to risk a recall for Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne, who has started training after a lengthy lay-off with a groin problem.

Midfielder Fabian Delph has been ruled out of tomorrow’s home Premier League relegation clash against Newcastle with an ankle injury.

The Scot will also check on the fitness of utility defender Nathan Baker who has returned to training after a hamstring injury.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Marshall, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Lichaj, Stevens, Baker, Bennett, Ireland, Westwood, N’Zogbia, Bannan, Holman, Benteke, Agbonlahor, Bent, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams, Carruthers, Dunne.

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