Premier League team news: Aston Villa v Hull

Dawson was in the stands of Hull's Europa League exit on Thursday. Photo: PA

Ron Vlaar and Aly Cissokho will return for Aston Villa for the Barclays Premier League visit of Hull.

Skipper Vlaar (knee) and Cissokho (ankle) were not risked in Wednesday's 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Leyton Orient.

Jores Okore (knee) is also sidelined although he is only expected to be out for a number of days while Christian Benteke (Achilles) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) remain out. Brad Guzan will replace Shay Given in goal after being rested in midweek.

Hull's new signing Michael Dawson could make an immediate debut as the Tigers look to put their Europa League disappointment behind them.

Dawson would be a like-for-like replacement for James Chester, who is suspended after last week's red card against Stoke.

Manager Steve Bruce made six changes for the midweek clash against Lokeren and should restore the likes of Tom Huddlestone, Nikica Jelavic, Andrew Robertson and Tom Ince to his starting XI.

Aston Villa squad: Guzan, Given, Hutton, Vlaar, Baker, Clark, Herd, Bacuna, Lowton, Cissokho, Westwood, Delph, Sanchez, Richardson, Cole, Grealish, El Ahmadi, N'Zogbia, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Bent.

Hull squad: McGregor, Harper, Davies, Bruce, Dawson, Rosenior, Robertson, McShane, Boyd, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Ince, Brady, Jelavic, Aluko, Sagbo, Quinn, Meyler.