Aston Villa v Swansea preview

The captain remains sidelined with a calf problem and is out along with Philippe Senderos and Kieran Richardson (both calf), Nathan Baker (knee) and Aly Cissokho (groin).

Libor Kozak is training with the first team after recovering from a broken leg but is not match fit although Jack Grealish is back from suspension.

Central defender Federico Fernandez is available for Swansea after missing Monday night’s 1-0 home defeat to Liverpool.

Fernandez returned home to Argentina for what manager Garry Monk described as “family reasons” and he was replaced by Jordi Amat at the heart of the Swansea defence.

But Fernandez has trained this week and is set to resume his partnership with skipper Ashley Williams, while Monk has no new injury worries for the Villa Park clash.