Premier League team news: Aston Villa v Newcastle

Villa's new boy Kozak could feature. Photo: PA

Czech Republic striker Libor Kozak could make his Aston Villa debut in Saturday's home clash with Newcastle.

The forward joined Villa just before the recent transfer deadline to give manager Paul Lambert more options alongside Christian Benteke up front.

Defenders Nathan Baker and Antonio Luna could feature after recent knocks but Charles N'Zogbia remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury.

Provisional squad: Guzan, Steer, Baker, Bennett, Vlaar, Okore, Clark, Luna, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Herd, Sylla, Gardner, Tonev, Bannan, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Kozak.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has been handed a major boost ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Aston Villa.

Yohan Cabaye could return to the starting line-up after his proposed transfer window move to Arsenal failed to materialise, while loan signing Loic Remy, who made his debut as a substitute in the 1-0 victory over Fulham, could get the nod.

Central defender Steven Taylor is available after completing his three-match ban, while Cheick Tiote has recovered from a groin injury, but Jonas Gutierrez (knee) and Gabriel Obertan (hamstring) are likely to miss out despite returning to training.

Team from: Krul, Elliot, Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Taylor, Good, Santon, Dummett, Tiote, Anita, Cabaye, Marveaux, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Bigirimana, Gosling, Shola Ameobi, Gouffran, Cisse, Remy, Vuckic.