Collins returned to training this week after missing the 4-1 setback at Manchester City - Villa's first league defeat of the season - with foot and groin problems.
Minor setback: Collins will return after missing his first match of the season
Villa boss Alex McLeish may recall midfielder Barry Bannan after leaving him out of the starting line-up at City following his exertions with Scotland.
Striker Nathan Delfouneso (hamstring) and on-loan Jermaine Jenas (achilles) are still ruled out.
Provisional squad: Given, Guzan, Hutton, Collins, Dunne, Clark, Warnock, Beye, Herd, Delph, Petrov, Ireland, Bannan, Albrighton, Gardner, Bent, Heskey, Agbonlahor, N'Zogbia, Weimann.
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