Sport Hopefully Tomlinson will do better than during his last match

The singer will make his debut for the reserves after signing a non-playing contract last August

Paul Lambert

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert vows to end horror home record - with Manchester City next up at Villa Park

The Villains have won just five of 21 home league games under Lambert

Belgium told not to expect Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke to be fit for World Cup qualifiers

The striker is expected to be out for six weeks

Christian Benteke has already scored three goals in the Premier League this season

Aston Villa hope Christian Benteke can make swift recovery

The striker is due to be out for up to six weeks

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring a hat-trick against Sunderland

Capital One Cup: There is more to Aston Villa than Christian Benteke insists Paul Lambert ahead of Tottenham clash

The Belgian striker has continued his fine form from last term

Fabian Delph of Aston Villa battles with Robert Snodgrass of Norwich

Norwich City 0 Aston Villa 1 match report: Libor Kozak opens his account in away win but concerns over injured Chritian Benteke

Ricky van Wolfswinkel penalty miss increases pressure on Canaries boss Chris Hughton after poor start to season

The Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa cut in from the right and powered in a shot

Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 2 match report: Hatem Ben Arfa does his bit to silence Newcastle's critics

Christian Benteke's header had appeared to salvage a draw after Ben Arfa opened the scoring

Hopefully Tomlinson will do better than during his last match

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson to don number 28 shirt in Doncaster Rovers debut

Pop star Louis Tomlinson is to fulfil a lifelong dream this month when he plays for Doncaster Rovers.

Daniel Sturridge proved Liverpool's match-winner for a second successive weekend

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1 match report: Daniel Sturridge the match-winner again as Simon Mignolet makes vital late save

Prolific striker guides Liverpool to another win as home side’s failings against top teams continue

Jose Mourinho and Paul Lambert square up at Stamford Bridge

Paul Lambert plays down spat with Jose Mourinho - calling the clash during Aston Villa's defeat to Chelsea 'banter'

Lambert was angered by some of the refereeing decisions during the match at Stamford Bridge

Paul Lambert: The Aston Villa manager has instilled a ferocious work rate in his side

Chelsea 2 Aston Villa 1: Paul Lambert bemoans 'game-changing' refereeing after defeat at Stamford Bridge

Paul Lambert bemoaned Kevin Friend's 'game-changing' refereeing after Aston Villa lost 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, saying that his team “never deserved” to have two crucial second-half decisions go against them.

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring a penalty against Arsenal

Ahead of Chelsea fixture, Aston Villa are in confident mood following victory over Arsenal

Ron Vlaar is not expecting a repeat of last season's 8-0 thrashing

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring a penalty against Arsenal

Arsenal 1 Aston Villa 3 match report: Boos ring out after Christian Benteke puts Gunners to the sword

Arsene Wenger is angered by referee's decisions as Villa make his 10-man side pay the penalty

Emmerson Boyce of Wigan Athletic heads his side's first goal during the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa

Wigan 2 Aston Villa 2 match report: Relegated Latics in surreal afternoon at the DW Stadium

Aston Villa end season in 15th thanks to draw

Premier League: Aston Villa v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Villa Park

Aston Villa's manager Paul Lambert reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Villa Park in Birmingham

Aston Villa youngsters not feeling the pressure of relegation scrap insists Fabian Delph

Villa beat Sunderland 6-1 earlier this week to ease their concerns

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