Stevens out of Rangers clash

Aston Villa

Aston Villa left-back Enda Stevens has been ruled out of the Barclays Premier League clash at QPR with an ankle injury.

Stevens suffered the injury in the midweek win over Reading and will now miss the trip to Loftus Road.

Eric Lichaj is set to replace the former Shamrock Rovers player as Villa look for a third consecutive clean sheet.

Skipper and centre-back Ron Vlaar remains a major doubt with a calf problem but utility player Chris Herd is back in contention after recovering from a knee injury.