Date: 26th August 2006 at 4:24pm
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The £10million Nigerian international could partner Shola Ameobi in attack if the Englishman shakes off the hip and hamstring problems which kept him out of last night’s UEFA Cup clash with Ventspils.

Goalkeeper Shay Given will return after a back injury, but central defender Craig Moore (knee) remains a doubt.

Aston Villa (from): Sorensen, Hughes, Mellberg, Ridgewell, Samuel, Whittingham, Davis, Barry, McCann, Agbonlahor, Moore, Angel, Taylor, Laursen, Hendrie, Delaney, Djemba-Djemba.

Newcastle (from): Given, Harper, Carr, Babayaro, Taylor, Bramble, Moore, Ramage, Parker, Emre, Solano, Duff, N’Zogbia, Butt, Milner, O’Brien, Pattison, Martins, Ameobi, Luque.