Aston Villa 2 - 1 Ipswich Town

Match info: FA Cup - 3rd Rnd at Villa Park

Date: 05/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: J Moss Att: 24,854

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

A Villa

Andreas Weimann 83
Darren Bent 46

2
vs
1

Ipswich

Michael Chopra 31

FT (ht: 0-1)

  • Last Updated: January 4 2013, 18:01 GMT

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hoping to have a trio of players - including Darren Bent - back in contention for tomorrow's FA Cup third-round clash with Ipswich.

Bent: Back in contention after hamstring injury
Bent: Back in contention after hamstring injury

Bent (hamstring), fellow striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (thigh) and winger Charles N'Zogbia (knee) are all poised to return to training today and will then be assessed by Lambert.

Midfielder Ashley Westwood has been ruled out after suffering an ankle injury during the 2-2 draw at Swansea. Defenders Ron Vlaar (calf), Nathan Baker (hamstring) and Richard Dunne (knee) remain sidelined.

Ipswich will be forced into at least three changes.

Leading scorer DJ Campbell, who bagged 10 goals in 17 games on loan with Town, has returned to QPR for the time being at least and so Michael Chopra is set to come in while new loan signings David McGoldrick and Aaron Mclean are available.

Goalkeeper Stephen Henderson and defender Bradley Orr have also been denied permission to feature by their parent clubs, West Ham and Blackburn respectively.

That means Scott Loach is likely to get the nod between the sticks while manager Mick McCarthy is poised to bring in Elliott Hewitt at right-back.

Midfielder Andy Drury remains missing due to the illness which forced him to miss the 3-0 New Year's Day defeat at home to Brighton, with defender Luke Chambers also a doubt having broken his nose in training.

New loan signing Patrick Kisnorbo has been cleared to play having arrived on a month-long deal from Leeds on Thursday.

Aston Villa squad: Guzan, Given, Lowton, Herd, Clark, Lichaj, Stevens, Bennett, Ireland, N'Zogbia, Bannan, Delph, Albrighton, Holman, Benteke, Bent, Agbonlahor, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams, Carruthers.


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