Aston Villa v Everton: Match Preview

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Aston Villa v Everton; Barclays Premier League; Villa Park; Saturday 14 January; KO: 1500

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Robbie Keane could make his Aston Villa debut after securing a loan move in midweek, but Emile Heskey, Carlos Cuellar and Chris Herd are out.

Shay Given is also available following a seven-match lay-off with a hamstring injury and could come in for the deputising Brad Guzan.

Everton boss David Moyes suggested he might be welcoming back some of his long list of injured players.

The Toffees are expected to give a debut to new signing Darron Gibson at some point.

Sylvain Distin is a doubt, so youngster Shane Duffy impressed after coming on as a substitute in midweek and will make his first league start if the Frenchman isn't fit.

Drenthe says he will return home

Everton’s flamboyant Dutch winger Royston Drenthe has revealed he will return to boyhood club Feyenoord.

The on-loan Real Madrid man believes he will go back to Holland at some point in the next three years.

The 24-year-old came through the youth system at Feyenoord, before joining the La Liga giants in 2007.

“I certainly will (play there) once again, they're doing well again,” said Drenthe when talking to NUSport.

“When? At least by 2015. I still want to have some explosiveness on the pitch. I won't return to sit on the bench.

The Holland international has a nephew, Giorginio Wijnaldum, who also played for Feyenoord before moving to PSV Eindhoven in the summer.

Drenthe denied he would follow his nephew to the Philips Stadion, citing his loyalty to the club they developed him as a player.

“Georginio is my nephew but I can't suddenly join PSV because he is playing there,” he revealed.

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