O'Neill waits on Villa frontman

Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill is waiting for news on the fitness of striker Gabriel Agbonlahor ahead of tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League match against Portsmouth.

Agbonlahor sustained a hamstring injury while on England Under-21 duty against Wales at Villa Park on Tuesday and had to be substituted at half-time.

O’Neill has fielded the same starting line-up for the opening eight league games but may make changes after the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea a fortnight ago, with winger James Milner and centre-back Carlos Cuellar pushing for inclusion.

Provisional squad: Friedel, Guzan, Taylor, L Young, Gardner, Davies, Laursen, Cuellar, Knight, Shorey, Reo-Coker, Milner, Barry, Petrov, Osbourne, Salifou, Routledge, A Young, Carew, Agbonlahor, Harewood.

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