Cort expected to be fit for Villa test

Cort, signed from Stoke last month, was forced off with a groin

injury in the Clarets’ 3-0 defeat at Fulham 10 days ago. Veteran

Graham Alexander, missing for the last three weeks with a calf

problem, is rated 50-50 to return at Villa Park. Stephen Jordan

(hamstring) and Chris McCann (knee) could come back into contention

but Steven Caldwell (groin) is still sidelined. Burnley (from):

Jensen, Mears, Fox, Carlisle, Bikey, Cort, Eagles, Edgar, Elliott,

Cork, McDonald, Nugent, Paterson, Fletcher, Blake, Thompson, Duff,

Jordan, Penny, Gudjonsson, Kalvenes, Eckersley, Nimani, Weaver.