Ciaran Clark, Adama Traore and Jack Grealish have a chance of featuring in Villa’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth this weekend.
The club have confirmed that Clark, who missed Saturday’s 4-0 home defeat to Chelsea with a calf injury, is back in light training.
The Irishman has been jogging and doing some ball work already – with interim boss Eric Black hoping to see him step it up later in the week.
Traore and Grealish featured in Monday night’s Premier League Under-21 derby against West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Both came through 75 minutes of action unscathed to put themselves back in contention after previously suffering from foot and ankle problems.