Aston Villa v Burnley preview

26 October 2010 01:37
Team news for Wednesday's Carling Cup fourth-round clash between Aston Villa and Burnley at Villa Park.[LNB] Aston Villa will be without midfielder Stiliyan Petrov and right-back Luke Young for the home clash with Burnley.[LNB]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.[LNB]Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor will also miss the Clarets' visit in the fourth round as he continues his recovery from a groin operation.[LNB]The 24-year-old had hoped to be fit for Sunday's Premier League derby against Birmingham at Villa Park, but boss Gerard Houllier has now targeted a November 6 return for the player against Fulham.[LNB]Burnley will be without suspended defender Leon Cort for their Carling Cup clash at Aston Villa.[LNB]Cort was sent off for two yellow card offences in Saturday's 4-0 home defeat to Reading and sits out with a one-game ban.[LNB]But Clarke Carlisle makes a timely return following his three-match ban and is expected to step straight in for Cort.[LNB]Manager Brian Laws has no new injury worries but hinted at changes following the disappointing display against Reading.[LNB]Laws said: "If anyone drops out of this side there is another one knocking on the door and I might have six or seven players knocking on my door now. We'll wait and see."[LNB]The Clarets upset local rivals Bolton in the previous round thanks to Wade Elliott's solitary goal.[LNB]Aston Villa (from): Friedel, Guzan, Beye, Collins, Dunne, Cuellar, Warnock, Albrighton, Downing, Ireland, Reo-Coker, Sidwell, A Young, Heskey, Carew, Delfouneso, Clark, Bannan, Lichaj.

Source: Team_Talk