Villa duo missing for Cup clash

26 October 2010 12:30
Aston Villa will be without midfielder Stiliyan Petrov and right-back Luke Young for the home Carling Cup clash with Burnley. Nigel Reo-Coker is favourite to take over the captain's armband from Petrov, who is expected to be out for at least two months with a knee problem, while Steve Sidwell is poised for a rare start in midfield. Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor will also miss the Clarets' visit in the fourth round as he continues his recovery from a groin operation. The 24-year-old had hoped to be fit for Sunday's Barclays Premier League derby against Birmingham at Villa Park, but boss Gerard Houllier has now targeted a November 6 return for the player against Fulham.

Source: PA


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