Villa forced into fresh reshuffle
Alan Hutton is set to return to the Villa starting line-up with Carlos Cuellar switching to the centre of the defence against Bolton.
Cuellar will partner Nathan Baker as he replaces James Collins after the Welshman became the latest senior man to be ruled out. The defender suffered a groin problem during Saturday's goalless draw with Sunderland and will miss the visit of Owen Coyle's relegation-threatened side. Villa will give a late fitness test to striker and current skipper Gabriel Agbonlahor, who suffered a shoulder setback against the Black Cats. Emile Heskey is on standby to replace him with Cuellar taking over the armband if the England star fails to make it. Darren Bent is progressing well in his recovery from ankle surgery but remains unavailable for selection.