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Villa v Norwich injury news: Boss delivers update on Westwood

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Villa v Norwich injury news: Boss delivers update on Westwood


Ashley Westwood has been declared fit for Villa's Barclays Premier League clash against Norwich on Sunday.

Westwood suffered a dead leg in the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle and was forced to leave the field an hour into the St James' Park encounter.

But manager Paul Lambert confirmed this afternoon that the 23-year-old midfielder has fully recovered from the knock and will be available to face the Canaries.

Lambert felt the injury to Westwood - who was named man of the match for his display  - was a game-changing moment against the Magpies.

"Ashley is fine," said the Villa boss.

"I thought he was fantastic on Sunday. To lose him at that time was a blow. But he is fit again.

"He was running the game. He was controlling the match for us."

Ryan Bertrand is also back to full health after struggling with a virus ahead of the Geordies clash.

Long-term absentee Jores Okore has begun working with the fitness coaches but is yet to join in with the rest of the squad.

"Losing Westy was a blow and so was losing Ryan, who had a virus the night before the game but still went out there and gave it a right good go."

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By @AVFCOfficial 28th February 2014
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