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Aston Villa's Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne.

Aston Villa's Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne.

Aston Villa's Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne.

Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is available, after two and a half months out of action with a broken collarbone, for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League derby at West Brom.

Under-fire Villa boss Alex McLeish has to decide whether to give an instant recall to Dunne who suffered the setback against his former club, Manchester City, in early February.



Fellow defender James Collins is still battling to overcome his recent groin problem while McLeish will check on the fitness of midfielder Stephen Ireland (hamstring) and striker Emile Heskey (Achilles).



Villa have won only one of their last 13 games and fans called for McLeish's sacking during the midweek home defeat by Bolton.



Provisional squad: Given, Guzan, Hutton, Lichaj, Dunne, Collins, Cuellar, Herd, Baker, Bannan, Clark, Gardner, Warnock, Ireland, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Weimann, Marshall, Johnson, Stevens, Delfouneso, Albrighton.

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