Aston Villa v Peterborough preview
Last Updated: 05/01/18 3:38pm
John Terry will start Aston Villa's FA Cup third-round clash against Peterborough on Saturday.
The former England defender is fit to return for the Villa Park clash after missing the last 10 games, but Scott Hogan will miss out with an ankle issue. Andre Green is expected to be involved, while Henri Lansbury could feature off the bench.
Villa boss Steve Bruce has pledged to blood a clutch of youngsters in a bid to keep his squad fresh.
Visitors Peterborough will have goalkeeper Jonathan Bond available after he renewed his loan spell from Reading. Bond played in the second-round tie against Woking and should continue in goal for Grant McCann's side.
Defender Jack Baldwin has been absent for four weeks with a hamstring problem but could feature after coming through training with no ill-effects. Midfielder Gwion Edwards, though, will be out for "a few months" with an ankle operation scheduled for next week.
Aston Villa and Peterborough have met once before in the FA Cup, with the Villans winning 2-1 in a fourth round replay in 1960/61 after drawing the first match 1-1.
Aston Villa have progressed in 13 of their last 15 FA Cup ties against lower league opposition, losing in the third round against Sheffield United in 2013/14 and the fourth round against Millwall in 2012/13.
The Posh have fallen at the third round stage to opponents from a higher division on 12 of the last 14 occasions, although they won most recently against Preston in 2015/16, winning 2-0 at London Road.
The Villans won five matches in a row en route to the FA Cup final in 2014/15 - since winning 2-1 in the semi-final that year against Liverpool, Villa have won just one of their last five FA Cup games (D1 L3), a 2-0 third round replay win over Wycombe in January 2016.