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Aston Villa v Stoke preview

Tim Sherwood starts his reign as Aston Villa manager as Mark Hughes' wounded Stoke travel to Villa Park on Saturday.

Stoke ready for Sherwood effect Stoke City

Stoke ready for Sherwood effect

Stoke will be ready for Aston Villa's "new manager bounce" on Saturday, according to Mark Hughes.

Hughes admits better team won Stoke City

Hughes admits better team won

Mark Hughes admitted his Stoke side made too many mistakes against an organised Blackburn Rovers side in the FA Cup.

Sky announces April live games Stoke City

Sky announces April live games

Sky Sports has announced 16 Premier League live matches for April, including every game involving Man City and Chelsea.

King helps Rovers thrash Stoke Stoke City

King helps Rovers thrash Stoke

Joshua King's hat-trick helped Blackburn reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with an impressive 4-1 win over Stoke.

Merson's predictions Stoke City

Merson's predictions

Paul Merson thinks Tim Sherwood will get off to a winning start with Aston Villa and also tips Spurs and Liverpool for victory.

Double injury blow for Stoke Stoke City

Double injury blow for Stoke

Stoke will be without Ryan Shawcross at Aston Villa on Saturday and may be missing Marc Muniesa for up to six weeks.

Bojan knee surgery successful Stoke City

Bojan knee surgery successful

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed Bojan Krkic has left hospital in Spain after a successful knee surgery.

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