Lambert short on defensive bodies
Darren Bent and Shay Given could come in but Ciaran Clark is a major doubt for Villa's Capital One Cup clash at Swindon tonight.
Eric Lichaj may deputise for left-back Joe Bennett again with the ex-Middlesbrough youngster serving a one-game ban for his sending-off for two bookable offences in Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Norwich. Clark missed that game and the previous clash against Fulham after injuring his knee in training on international duty with Ireland, while Richard Dunne is still experiencing groin trouble. Winger Charles N'Zogbia is facing a spell on the sidelines with knee ligament damage suffered in training last week.