Ron Vlaar and Aly Cissokho will return for Aston Villa for the Barclays Premier League visit of Hull.
Skipper Vlaar (knee) and Cissokho (ankle) were not risked in Wednesday's 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Leyton Orient.
Jores Okore (knee) is also sidelined although he is only expected to be out for a number of days. Brad Guzan will replace Shay Given in goal after being rested in midweek.
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