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Aston Villa v Hull preview

Aston Villa defender Joe Bennett is still struggling with an ankle injury ahead of his side's massive Barclays Premier League clash with Hull on Saturday.

The full-back missed last weekend's defeat by Swansea and remains doubtful for the Villa Park showdown.

The likes of Christian Benteke, Libor Kozak, Charles N'Zogbia, Gary Gardner and Jores Okore remain out of action, though the latter has returned to training after a long-term ligament injury.

Hull have no new injury concerns ahead of their Barclays Premier League trip to Aston Villa.

Goalkeeper Allan McGregor is in light training after breaking three ribs and damaging a kidney against West Ham in March, as is Paul McShane following a lengthy absence with ankle trouble, but neither are in contention.

With safety not mathematically certain, manager Steve Bruce is expected to stick with Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic rather than explore his options for the FA Cup final - for which both are cup-tied.