O'Neill hopeful over Dunne and Milner

Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill is hopeful midfielder James Milner and central defender Richard Dunne will be fit for the FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill is hopeful midfielder James Milner and central defender Richard Dunne will be fit for the FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

Milner was rested for the 1-0 win at Bolton last weekend after suffering from a sore Achilles but has resumed training and is expected to play if he suffers no reaction.

Dunne has been nursed through recent weeks with a similar injury and pulled out of training on Thursday, but O’Neill is optimistic he should be available.

Villa (provisional squad): Friedel, Guzan, Cuellar, Luke Young, Beye, Dunne, Collins, Davies, Warnock, Downing, Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, Delph, Ashley Young, Carew, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Delfouneso, Albrighton, Clark.

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