Aston Villa left-back Enda Stevens has been ruled out of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at QPR with the ankle injury suffered during the midweek win over Reading.
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Eric Lichaj is set to replace the former Shamrock Rovers player as Villa look for a third consecutive clean sheet.
Skipper and centre-back Ron Vlaar remains a major doubt with a calf problem but utility player Chris Herd is back in contention after recovering from a knee injury.
QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar is rated doubtful. He was replaced at half-time of the goalless draw with Sunderland in midweek after sustaining a minor groin tear.
Rob Green will continue to deputise if Cesar fails to recover, while strikers Bobby Zamora (hip) and Andrew Johnson (knee) are longer-term concerns.
QPR (from): Green, Cesar, Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Ferdinand, Mbia, Fabio, Bosingwa, Traore, Derry, Diakite, Park, Granero, Taarabt, Hoilett, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips, Ephraim, Mackie, Cisse.
Aston Villa (from): Guzan, Given, Lowton, Clark, Vlaar, Lichaj, Baker, Ireland, El Ahmadi, Herd, Westwood, Bannan, Delph, Holman, Bent, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams.