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.
With Aston Villa struggling near the relegation zone, Paul Lambert will be desperate for a win against former club Norwich.
Stoke and West Brom both have tough matches against Manchester Utd and champions Manchester City in this weekend's Premier League action.
High-flying West Brom hope to move into the Champions League places as they face bottom club QPR in this weekend's Premier League action.