Villa chief faces defensive woe
Paul Lambert has admitted he must play a waiting game to see how long Aston Villa duo Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker will be ruled out.
The Villa boss was without Clark in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Fulham after he suffered a knee injury ahead of the Craven Cottage outing.
Baker, who replaced Clark in the starting XI to link up with Ron Vlaar in the heart of the defence, was forced off because of an ankle problem just after the hour mark.
And, with veteran stopper Richard Dunne also still sidelined, it has left Lambert with a potential selection problem ahead of Villa's next game against his former club Norwich at Villa Park on Saturday lunch-time.
Lambert said on the Villa website: "I don't know how bad it is with Nathan. We'll just have to wait and see how he is.
"He did ever so well in the game. I thought he did great with some of his blocks.
"Ciaran hurt his knee which is a blow so we'll have to wait and see how he is as well.
"I don't know yet if they will be able to be involved next weekend. But we've got a full week to see how they are."