Villa boosted by Carew comeback

The Norway international has been back in training this week and

manager Martin O’Neill hopes to have him available for the clash at

White Hart Lane. Stephen Warnock is continuing to struggle with the

shin injury he picked up during the FA Cup victory against Brighton

last month. He is facing a race against time to be fit for the

Carling Cup final against Manchester United at Wembley on February

28. Captain Stiliyan Petrov retains his place in the side despite

still being troubled by an Achilles problem. Villa (from): Friedel,

Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Luke Young, Downing, Milner, Petrov,

Ashley Young, Heskey, Agbonlahor, Carew, Sidwell, Delfouneso,

Davies, Delph, Beye, Guzan.