Beye and Delph in line for Villa debuts

14 August 2009 08:38
Aston Villa are set to hand Premier League debuts to Habib Beye and Fabian Delph against Wigan at Villa Park.[LNB]Full-back Beye arrived in a £2.5million deal from Newcastle with 19-year-old midfielder Delph costing around £6million from Leeds.[LNB]Villa's other summer signing, winger Stewart Downing who cost £12million from Middlesbrough, will be sidelined until December by a broken foot.[LNB]But Villa are set to be boosted by the return of midfielder Stiliyan Petrov, who dislocated his shoulder in The Peace Cup against Atlante in Spain last month.[LNB]Petrov is also in the running to become the club's new captain following the retirement of Martin Laursen and departure of Gareth Barry.

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