Assistant Gary McAllister has revealed Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier is still involved with team selection despite recovering at home from a heart problem. McAllister said: "Gerard is doing very well. I am speaking to him regularly. I'm going to see him this afternoon and he is progressing nicely.
"He is at home, he is up and about, he is enjoying the sunshine because he has got some nice views over the west Midlands countryside.
"Everything is moving along fine and each time I see him he looks better and better.
"We talk all the time about the shape and personnel in the team so there are loads of discussions about who is looking to maybe break into the team.
"We had a good little run going there which came to an end so we have discussed little bits and bobs, tactical changes and even personnel changes.
"As it stands, the guys who got us those results were very disappointed to lose at The Hawthorns last weekend so we will keep that in mind as well."