Villa don't have any fresh injury concerns ahead of their clash with Fulham.
Defender Luke Young has been sent to see a specialist to try and solve his back problem.
Fabian Delph and Stephen Warnock also miss out through injury, whilst Nathan Baker is suspended.
Possible starting XI: Friedel; Walker, Collins, Dunne, Clark; Albrighton, Petrov, Downing, A Young; Bent, Agbonlahor.
Philippe Senderos and Dickson Etuhu are expected to return to first team action within the next few days and will face late fitness tests.
Bobby Zamora is to return in the next couple of weeks from a broken leg but the game will come too soon for the striker.
Aaron Hughes will definitely miss the game with a hamstring injury.
Possible starting XI: Schwarzer; Pantsil, Baird, Hangeland, Salcido; Duff, Murphy, Sidwell, Dempsey; Dembele, A Johnson.
End of a long wait
Fulham will bid to end a disastrous run that hasn't seen them win at Villa Park in the league for over 25 years.
The last time Fulham won at Villa Park in the league was March 1973, where the Cottagers came out 3-2 victors.
Since that fixture the two teams have met 11 times, with Villa winning six of those ties. The remaining five were draws.
Not so mid-table
Both teams are currently sat mid-table in the Premier League at the minute but the way that things are going it could instantly change.
In the worst case scenario Villa could be just one point above the drop zone following the weekend's games and Fulham just two points clear.
Just a few weeks ago Villa found themselves in the bottom three and in a precarious position, but a run of results has seen them rise the league.
Both teams will be anxious to avoid defeat and prevent them being dragged into the scrap once again.