Bannan returns for Villa

29 April 2011 09:30
Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has been added to the squad for Saturday`s Barclays Premier League derby with West Brom at the Hawthorns. The Scotland international has been recalled from a loan spell with Leeds after having only restricted opportunities with the Championship club. Bannan, 21, forced his way into the Villa side earlier in the campaign when they suffered a series of midfield injury setbacks. Caretaker boss Gary McAllister - still deputising while manager Gerard Houllier recovers from a heart problem - has a full strength squad available. Villa could again be unchanged after collecting eight points from their previous four games to climb into the top half of the table.

Source: PA