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Bennett to return for Aston Villa

Bennett (left) was sent off against Norwich last week Credit: PA

Left-back Joe Bennett will return from suspension after being sent-off against Norwich for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash at Sunderland.

However, midfielder Karim El Ahmadi will have to serve a one-game ban after incurring his fifth booking of the season during the midweek Capital One Cup win at Swindon.

Villa defender Chris Herd is a fitness doubt after being substituted with a knee injury at the County Ground.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Given, Lowton, Lichaj, Clark, Vlaar, Baker, Herd, Ireland, Westwood, Bannan, Delph, Holman, Bent, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams.

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