Premier League team news: Norwich v Aston Villa

Ciaran Clark could come in for Jores Okore at Norwich. Photo: PA

Norwich have no fresh injuries for Saturday's Premier League clash with former boss Paul Lambert's Aston Villa.

Striker Gary Hooper was an unused substitute at Tottenham and could make his competitive debut following a pre-season shin problem.

Elliott Bennett is the only definite absentee, the winger, who signed a two-year contract extension this week, is recovering from surgery on a cruciate ligament injury.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is likely to call on Ciaran Clark to fill the defensive void left by Jores Okore's cruciate ligament injury when he takes his side to Norwich.

The Scot suffered a major blow when the 21-year-old was ruled out for nine months after being injured in last week's defeat by Newcastle.

Clark and Nathan Baker are the candidates to step in - with Clark boasting slightly more experience. Lambert has other unspecified niggles to contend with, while Charles N'Zogbia is unavailable with a long-term injury.

Provisional squads:

Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Garrido, Howson, Johnson, Redmond, Hoolahan, Van Wolfswinkel, Snodgrass, Elmander, Fer, Bassong, Hooper, Pilkington, Bunn, Becchio, Olsson, Ryan Bennett, Fox, Ayala, Tettey.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Steer, Baker, Bennett, Vlaar, Clark, Luna, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Herd, Sylla, Tonev, Bannan, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Kozak.