Friedel returns to face Hammers

15 January 2010 10:01
Friedel was on the bench for Villa's Carling Cup semi-final first leg win against Blackburn on Thursday night.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill has used Brad Guzan for Villa's Cup games this season but Friedel has been an ever-present in the Premier League.

O'Neill also looks poised to recall right-back Luke Young who was also on the bench for the 1-0 victory at Ewood Park.

Carlos Cuellar is set to return to the centre of defence in place of James Collins after he played at right-back against Rovers.

Villa (from): Friedel, L Young, Cuellar, Dunne, Warnock, A Young, Milner, Petrov, Downing, Heskey, Agbonlahor, Guzan, Sidwell, Carew, Delph, Reo-Coker, Beye, Albrighton, Delfouneso.





Source: Team_Talk