Young was banned for the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Villa Park on Tuesday after picking up five yellow cards this season.
He is likely to replace Nigel Reo-Coker who made a rare start against the Reds amidst constant speculation that he may leave Villa Park during the January transfer window.
Count me in: Ashley Young is expected to replace Nigel Reo-Coker on his return
Villa are hoping striker Emile Heskey will be fit after he missed the meeting with his former club through illness as they look to avenge a 2-1 league reversal at Ewood Park earlier in the campaign.
It will be the first of two meetings in four days with Blackburn whom they visit for the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final on Tuesday.
Team (from): Friedel, Guzan, L Young, Beye, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Clark, Warnock, A Young, Milner, Petrov, Downing, Reo-Coker, Sidwell, Delph, Gardner, Agbonlahor, Carew, Heskey, Delfouneso, Albrighton.
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