Chris Herd will up the ante in his comeback from injury for Aston Villa in a reserves match this week.

The 22-year old Australian midfielder has been sidelined with an ankle injury since December 10 but will start in Monday night's second string clash with Swansea City at Parc y Starlets.

Herd played an hour of last week's 4-1 reserve team win over Wigan Athletic and will now look to build on that as h strives to push back into Alex McLeish's first team.

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