Team news ahead of Villa trip

Blues' first choice keeper was unable to return to the action after half-time during last Monday's defeat to Burton Albion after sustaining the injury during the first-half at St. Andrew’s.

That means that the only two Blues players currently sidelined are Michael Morrison (groin) and Clayton Donaldson (knee).

"There are a couple of long-term (injury) ones - Donaldson and Morrison who aren't fit, but everyone else is available," said Blues boss Harry Redknapp.

"Kuszczak (pictured) is fine and trained this morning"