Alex gets a massive Bent boost
ALEX McLEISH has been handed a major injury boost after Darren Bent was one of SIX Aston Villa players to return from injury.
Bent (groin), Emile Heskey (hamstring) and Ciaran Clark (knee) are all expected to be fit to face Wigan on Saturday after being sidelined for Sunday’s draw with QPR.
On-loan midfielder Jermaine Jenas could also be in line for his debut after recovering from a kicking strain.
James Collins is also set to be fit after results showed the ankle injury suffered against QPR was not serious, while Carlos Cuellar (knee) is also back in training.
Boss McLeish said: “It will be good to get Darren back in action and unleashed again.”