Aston Villa v Norwich City: Latest team news

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Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is facing a striker crisis with Jordan Ayew banned for the next three games.

The forward was sent off in the 2-0 defeat at West Ham on Tuesday and starts his suspension against Norwich on Saturday.

Fellow strikers Libor Kozak and Rudy Gestede are also out with Kozak expected to be sidelined for a month after a minor fracture to his ankle but Gestede (hamstring) could return next week. Ashley Westwood (calf) may be available but Carlos Sanchez (hamstring), Adama Traore (foot) and Jordan Amavi (knee) are all out.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Bunn, Hutton, Bacuna, Okore, Clark, Richards, Lescott, Richardson, Cissokho, Westwood, Gana, Lyden, Calder, Veretout, Gil, Grealish, Sinclair, Agbonlahor.

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