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Aston Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov will return for the Barclays Premier League clash with Blackburn at Ewood Park tomorrow after recovering from a thigh injury.

Villa boss Alex McLeish is looking to striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and playmaker Stephen Ireland to help plug the gap left for the remainder of the season by record signing Darren Bent after he suffered an ankle injury.

Right-back Alan Hutton (hamstring) and centre-back James Collins (knee) are expected to be available after withdrawing from mid-week international duty with Scotland and Wales respectively.

Provisional squad: Given, Guzan, Hutton, Lichaj, Collins, Cuellar, Warnock, Baker, Bannan, Petrov, Ireland, Albrighton, Agbonlahor, Heskey, N’Zogbia, Herd, Weimann, Marshall, Johnson, Gardner, Stevens, Delfouneso.


Stuart Dallas has returned to Leeds after picking up a thigh strain.

Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas withdraws from international duty