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Effort from inside the six-yard box by Billy Jones goes wide right of the target.
Stephen Warnock concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth McAuley. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Shay Given makes a save. Short corner taken by Keith Andrews from the right by-line. Shot from just outside the box by Graham Dorrans goes over the bar.
Corner taken by Stephen Warnock, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Samir Carruthers coming on for Ciaran Clark.
Peter Odemwingie has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Ciaran Clark takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.
Peter Odemwingie challenges Carlos Cuellar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Cuellar restarts play with the free kick.
Jerome Thomas challenges Carlos Cuellar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Cuellar takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Alan Hutton.
Foul by Keith Andrews on Gabriel Agbonlahor, free kick awarded. Alan Hutton takes the free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Dorrans. Keith Andrews takes the free kick.
Foul by Gary Gardner on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.
Foul by Alan Hutton on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Keith Andrews.
(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Keith Andrews coming on for Youssouf Mulumbu.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Chris Herd. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Emile Heskey fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Gardner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Youssouf Mulumbu.
Gary Gardner is brought on as a substitute for Charles N'Zogbia.
Jerome Thomas sends in a cross, Jonas Olsson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Brunt, clearance by Carlos Cuellar.
Charles N'Zogbia produces a cross, save by Ben Foster.
Foul by Carlos Cuellar on Peter Odemwingie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
Marc-Antoine Fortune on for Shane Long.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Clearance by Stephen Warnock.
Emile Heskey takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Emile Heskey. Richard Dunne restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Brunt takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Warnock. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
Gareth McAuley fouled by Emile Heskey, the ref awards a free kick. Emile Heskey goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Odemwingie concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Herd. Direct free kick taken by Richard Dunne.
Ciaran Clark concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brunt. The referee cautions Ciaran Clark for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Billy Jones delivers the ball, clearance made by Alan Hutton.
Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save made by Ben Foster.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Liam Ridgewell. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Shane Long challenges Stephen Warnock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Cuellar restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Emile Heskey. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Peter Odemwingie is caught offside. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, Liam Ridgewell takes a shot. Clearance made by Stephen Warnock. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Brunt, Headed effort from inside the area by Gareth McAuley misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Billy Jones, clearance by Richard Dunne.
Alan Hutton crosses the ball, Youssouf Mulumbu manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Alan Hutton. Booking for Alan Hutton. Free kick crossed right-footed by Graham Dorrans, Emile Heskey manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, Richard Dunne makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Shay Given takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emile Heskey on Gareth McAuley. Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Liam Ridgewell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark. Direct free kick taken by Shay Given.
Foul by Stephen Warnock on Shane Long, free kick awarded. Stephen Warnock receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Graham Dorrans from the free kick, clearance made by Chris Herd.
The ball is swung over by Chris Brunt, Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line to the near post, Eric Lichaj manages to make a clearance.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Foster.
Eric Lichaj crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Emile Heskey misses to the right of the goal.
Chris Herd is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Peter Odemwingie produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt by Emile Heskey. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Chris Herd takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eric Lichaj. Eric Lichaj takes the direct free kick.
The referee penalises Shane Long for handball. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
Richard Dunne challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Brunt crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Richard Dunne. Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt, Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Alan Hutton makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Charles N'Zogbia.
Ciaran Clark fouled by Chris Brunt, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Cuellar.
Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Emile Heskey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eric Lichaj takes the direct free kick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Charles N'Zogbia goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Liam Ridgewell challenges Charles N'Zogbia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charles N'Zogbia delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Chris Brunt.
Chris Brunt takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
Graham Dorrans takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Richard Dunne.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.
Unfair challenge on Eric Lichaj by Peter Odemwingie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shay Given.
Shane Long takes a shot. Clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.
The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Warnock delivers the ball.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia from the left by-line to the near post, Shot from close range by Gabriel Agbonlahor clears the bar.
Unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Stephen Warnock results in a free kick. Gareth McAuley takes the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Chris Herd for handball. Jerome Thomas restarts play with the free kick.
Hodgson has empathy with McLeish
West Brom manager Roy Hodgson is backing Alex McLeish to steer Aston Villa clear of Barclays Premier League relegation trouble ahead of Saturday's derby clash at the Hawthorns.
But Hodgson admitted the verbal abuse received by McLeish after Villa's midweek defeat against Bolton is now par for the course in football.
Villa are only three points above the bottom three as the Baggies seek their first double over them for 38 years.
Hodgson said: "The reaction Alex received is par for the course these days. I think there was a time when it was quite unusual for a home team to be booed at the end of the game.
"I think we are getting used to it now. It is quite unusual if you lose a home game and not get booed off. That is more the rule than the exception.
"I only see things from the managerial side. It's been a very tough ask for Alex this season.
"There have been a lot of things that have been beyond his control. He's not been able to field his best team and the injury situation has been quite incredible.
"He has battled on very well under the circumstances and I have every sympathy and a lot of empathy with him because I know what it is like.
"Alex continues to do the job with great dignity, with great experience, and he will pull Villa through this period.
"Then next season, maybe some of the players will come back that he has lost this season and they'll have a much better season."
Albion have won three of their last four games to climb into the top 10 and Hodgson has urged his players to finish the campaign strongly.
He said: "A couple of wins could make a big difference to where we finish and I don't see no reason not to be greedy.
"The question is can we produce the performances? It will not happen by itself. Villa are not going to lie down and present us with points."
Striker Marc-Antoine Fortune is fit to return after missing last weekend's shock 1-0 away success over Liverpool with a hamstring injury.
Midfielder Paul Scharner is likely to be available despite cracking a bone in his wrist at Anfield. Midfielders Zoltan Gera and James Morrison (both knee) and right-back Steven Reid (foot) remain on the injury list.
Alex McLeish insists he can still win over the Aston Villa supporters despite their vitriolic abuse hitting new heights this week.
The Scot has been targeted by fans over the course of this season with criticism worsening in recent weeks, as Tuesday's 2-1 defeat by Bolton left the side three points off the bottom three.
Supporters are planning further protests for Villa's home match against Tottenham on May 6, but first McLeish must take his side to local rivals West Brom hoping to earn a result which could go some way to determining their future.
Former Rangers and Scotland boss McLeish said: "In terms of the abuse, there was nobody more disappointed after the Bolton game than me.
"I was absolutely gutted. I'm telling you, I don't care what any supporter says, there's nobody who felt as bad as I did going off that pitch.
"I don't criticise the fans for having a go or booing at the end of a game, when it's another home game we've lost and defeat was snatched from the jaws of victory, in what was a blooming good performance.
"We definitely deserved more but we didn't get it and it's left us with a battle for the next nine points."
Asked how the fans' abuse affects his family on nights like Tuesday, McLeish said: "Yes, my son was there, my wife was there, my family were there.
"It's part of the game, I accept it. It's something that they have grown up with as well.
"It's part of football and it's not something you can change. You have to accept it. If you don't want to hear that, don't be in this game."
McLeish refused to contemplate whether he would still be in charge at Villa Park next season.
"I'm not thinking about my future, I'm concentrating on these nine points," he insisted.
Asked if he would leave if Villa did not stay up, he said: "I can't say, it's all hypothetical."
Richard Dunne is available, after two and a half months out of action with a broken collarbone.
Fellow defender James Collins is still battling to overcome his recent groin problem while McLeish will check on the fitness of midfielder Stephen Ireland (hamstring) and striker Emile Heskey (Achilles).
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