Clark set for comeback
Ciaran Clark is in line to return for Aston Villa in Saturday's Premier League clash against Everton, but Gary Gardner is struggling.
The Republic of Ireland international missed the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham last weekend with a sickness bug.
But Clark resumed training earlier this week and is in contention for the showdown against Roberto Martinez's team at Villa Park.
Midfielder Gardner is still struggling with a back problem, while winger Marc Albrighton has undergone a minor throat operation.
"Ciaran is fine," said manager Paul Lambert. "He has trained this week and everybody else is pretty good."