Fresh start: England international Heskey
Emile Heskey is poised to make his Aston Villa debut in Tuesday's Barclays Premier League clash with Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
The England striker has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract after completing his£3.5million move from Wigan before the weekend.
Defender Luke Young will be available after missing the goalless FA Cup draw at Doncaster while serving a one-game ban for incurring five bookings this season.
But winger Ashley Young will serve the second game of a three-match ban while Nigel Reo-Coker is a doubt with a hamstring injury suffered at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Villa (from): Friedel, Guzan, L Young, Cuellar, Knight, Davies, Shorey, Milner, Reo-Coker, Sidwell, Petrov, Barry, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Gardner, Harewood, Delfouneso, Salifou, Osbourne, Clark.
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