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3rd Nov, 2016 | 4:48pm

Aston Villa expected 4-5-1 v Blackburn: Star player returns

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa could make one change to their starting XI as they host Blackburn on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park.

The Midlands giants drew their last fixture against bitter rival Birmingham City, with local boy Gary Gardner getting on the scoresheet for the visitors.

Now, manager Steve Bruce could bring back academy player Jack Grealish into the starting line-up, after he served his three-match suspension.

He could replace versatile attacker Jordan Ayew, who picked up his fifth booking of the season against Blues, which means he will miss the weekend fixture.

Jonathan Kodjia will most likely start up front, with Albert Adomah, who went off in the first-half at St Andrews, hoping to be fit to start on the right flank.

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Additionally, the tactic by Bruce, which has seen him play three midfielders could continue, as Villa are unbeaten in his first four games in charge.

Gary Gardner, Ashley Westwood and Mile Jedinak will be given the roles to dictate player from the middle of the park.

The back four could stay the same, with Jordan Amavi, Nathan Baker, James Chester and Alan Hutton all hoping to play their third consecutive game together.

In other Aston Villa team news, supporters provide mixed views on Twitter as Paul Lambert closes in on Wolves job.