He is hoping to further entrench his name in derby folklore after scoring a last-gasp winner in ten-man Albion’s historic 2-1 Hawthorns victory over the Claret-and-Blues in April 2011.
“As players we want to do better,” he told the WBA website.
“Last year we got 49 points – and we want to beat that.
“You need targets and beating Villa is another target.
“I’m looking forward to this game.
“I’ve played in derbies against Wolves and Villa and the atmosphere is unbelievable.
“These games are really important to our fans.
“It’s a really interesting game and a huge deal – like a Champions League game."