Stoke City v Aston Villa: Latest team news

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Rudy Gestede is available for Aston Villa boss Remi Garde ahead of their trip to Stoke City.

The five-goal striker has missed Villa’s last four games with a hamstring injury and returns with the club bottom of the Barclays Premier League and eight points from safety.

Gabriel Agbonlahor is back after suffering a dizzy spell during the 6-0 defeat to Liverpool but Jack Grealish (ankle), Carlos Sanchez (hamstring), Libor Kozak (ankle), Jordan Amavi (knee), Adama Traore (foot) and Jordan Ayew (suspension) are all absent.

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