Villa have made two changes for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League clash against Sunderland.
Christian Benteke and skipper Ron Vlaar have been recalled to the starting line-up after recovering from injury.
Aleksandar Tonev drops to the bench, while Ciaran Clark misses out through suspension.
Sunderland have named former Villa midfielder Craig Gardner on the bench.
Ex-claret and blues loanee Phil Bardsley is included in the Black Cats' starting XI.
SUNDERLAND: Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Ki, Colback, Ji, Giaccherini, Fletcher. Subs: Dossena, Larrson, Gardner, Johnson, Pickford, Altidore, Borini.
VILLA: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Luna, Westwood, Bacuna, Weimann, Delph, Agbonlahor, Benteke. Subs: Steer, Bowery, El Ahmadi, Kozak, Albrighton, Tonev, Donacien.