Injury update: Gabby Agbonlahor could be fit for Hull

Michael Steele

Ashley Westwood and Gabby Agbonlahor could return for Aston Villa against Hull City on Saturday, but Christian Benteke will continue to miss out.

According to the Official Site, Gabby Agbonlahor may be set to play against Hull City on Saturday. Gabby's been out with an ankle injury since the Norwich match, and while Aston Villa may have managed to beat Manchester City 3-2 last week without him, his absence was certainly felt. Agbonlahor is one of those players that seems to go in fits and starts, but he's been on a tear since the end of last season. Villa may have found the goal without him last week, but his pace and his ability to trouble the defense were missed. Even if he's just coming off the bench, having him back will be an asset.

Ashley Westwood, too, has returned to training. He's been out for three weeks with a thigh injury, allowing Paul Lambert to try some creative mixups with the midfield. You know who we don't need to see for awhile? Aleksandar Tonev, who played on the right of Fabian Delph and Karim El Ahmadi during the Norwich match. And while some of you still think highly of Yacouba Sylla, a return of Westwood to pair with Delph and KEA can only benefit Villa.

Finally, there's Christian Benteke. We've already filled you in on the "Belgium situation". Lambert insists he has no beef with Marc Wilmots, but if Benteke plays against Wales and does himself further damage, England will not be able to guarantee Belgium's safety.

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