Aston Villa v BLACKBURN: Allardyce to rest big names in favour of second string

01 January 2010 02:25
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is expected to make several changes to his starting line-up for the FA Cup third round tie at Aston Villa.[LNB]With the two sides meeting just three days later at Ewood Park in the first leg of their Carling Cup semi-final, both Allardyce and opposite number Martin O'Neill are likely to rest their top players on Saturday.[LNB]Rovers have some good news on the injury front with David Dunn back in full training and Brett Emerton set for a late fitness test after the groin injury which cut short his Christmas schedule.[LNB] Late test: David Dunn has been back in full training but will undergo a late review[LNB]Dunn has not featured for the first team since limping out of the goalless draw against Stoke City a month ago with a calf strain.[LNB]Vince Grella is still recuperating from his thigh problem, but Franco Di Santo is available after extending his loan deal from Chelsea.[LNB]Provisional squad: Robinson, Olsson, Chimbonda, Jacobsen, Nelsen, Samba, Salgado, Pedersen, Givet, Nzonzi, Hoilett, Andrews, Emerton, Dunn, Di Santo, Roberts, McCarthy, Kalinic, Diouf, Jones, Brown, Van Heerden, Rigters.[LNB] [LNB]  

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