Aston Villa at Wigan: Team news and updates

If you didn't know, in just under thirty minutes Jean Makoun starts his first game for Aston Villa and Stiliyan Petrov has had to make way.

Not nice for Stan, but it isn't the end for him just like it isn't the end for Marc Albrighton, who appears to have made way for Gabby.

The Players


Friedel, Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Baker, Gabby, Reo-Coker, Makoun, Downing, Webcam and Bent. While on the bench we have Marshall, Heskey, DThe Fonz, Petrov, Pires, Albrighton and Herd.

Where is Barry Bannan I hear you think; well, you can bugger me sideways, I have no idea. I can only assume he is injured, because Pires has made it and he looks like he brought his Zimmer frame.

Watching it live

In case you didn't know, you can watch the match here and very soon, you will also be able to watch Villa matches on demand. Yes you read that right. On demand.

Updates coming thoughout the match, here and on Twitter. Follow me, you know it makes sense.