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The duo, and Karim El Ahmadi, have returned to training after injury problems and illness and could face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday

Aston Villa have been handed an injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace with the return of an injured trio.

Midfielders Fabian Delph and Karim El Ahmadi, and attacker Gabriel Agbonlahor had all been doubts for Saturday's clash at Selhurst Park.

But manager Paul Lambert has revealed they will return after responding well to treatment.

"Everybody is okay," he told reporters on Thursday. "The three lads that missed the Fulham game – Gabby, Fabian and Karim – are fine and they trained this week."

Delph and El Ahmadi had been struggling with leg injuries, while Agbonlahor missed the 2-1 loss against Fulham due to illness.

Villa have lost three matches in a row, conceding 10 goals in the process, but victory against Palace, who are just goal difference below them, will ease their relegation worries.

They sit 13th in the table, seven points above the relegation zone.