Villa wait on Heskey fitness

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Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey is a fitness doubt for the home Carling Cup clash with Cardiff.

Heskey suffered an ankle injury after coming on as a substitute during the second half of Saturday's 2-0 home success over Portsmouth.



Martin O'Neill is set to make changes and midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker could be involved after being axed for the Pompey match following a training ground spat with the Villa manager.



The likes of Nicky Shorey, Craig Gardner, Habib Beye, Fabian Delph, Brad Guzan and Nathan Delfouneso may also get a starting spot against David Jones' side.



Team (from): Friedel, Guzan, Cuellar, Beye, Clark, Dunne, Collins, Lowry, Warnock, Shorey, Milner, Gardner, Petrov, Delph, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, A. Young, Carew, Agbonlahor, Delfouneso, Heskey.

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