The relegation-threatened duo were both held to draws on Saturday and will be targeting wins in order to climb away from the Premier League drop zone
Hutton, Cuellar, Baker, Warnock
Bannan, Ireland, Herd, Albrighton
Boyata, Wheater, Knight, Ricketts
Eagles, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Petrov
The hosts have two main injury worries ahead of the rescheduled clash with Bolton. Both Gabby Agbonlahor and James Collins were forced off in last weekend’s draw with Sunderland, with only the former appearing to be a possible starter here.
|11/1||Bolton are 11/1 with Bet365 to beat Aston Villa 1-0 on Wednesday night.|
Fabian Delph could make it back onto the Villans’ bench, but Richard Dunne is still a couple of weeks away from featuring and manager Alex McLeish could call upon his youthful reserves to fill the gaps.
Mark Davies picked up a knock for the visitors right at the end of the Trotters’ clash with Swansea City on Saturday and has missed training since, making him a big doubt. Ricardo Gardner and Stuart Holden remain some weeks away from fitness.
Ivan Klasnic could be recalled to the starting XI, along with the likes of Darren Pratley and David Ngog to rotate the squad in what is a busy time for Owen Coyle’s men.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Former Aston Villa man Nigel Reo-Coker (pictured right) made his 200th appearance in the Premier League on Saturday for Bolton.
- If the Trotters do not stave off relegation this season, it will mark the third time they have slipped out of the Premier League.
- Aston Villa have 60 league wins over Bolton, compared to Bolton's 54 over the Villans.
- Current Villans boss Alex McLeish has won just nine of his 38 competitive games in charge.
- This game last season finished in a 1-1 draw with Kevin Davies and now-Manchester United winger Ashley Young getting on the scoresheet.
- Ivan Klasnic is Bolton's top scorer in the league this term with just eight strikes whilst Darren Bent still leads the way for Villa, despite a lengthy layoff, with nine.