Team News: Christian Benteke left out of Aston Villa squad

Team News: Benteke left out of Villa squad
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Christian Benteke, who is not injured, does not feature in Aston Villa's matchday squad for tonight's FA Cup clash at Millwall.

Christian Benteke has been omitted from Aston Villa's matchday squad for tonight's FA Cup clash at Millwall.

The Belgian forward, who is not injured, is the Midlands side's top goalscorer this season with 11 strikes in 25 matches.

He has been replaced in attack by record signing Darren Bent.

Villa manager Paul Lambert has made three other changes to his starting XI following Tuesday's League Cup exit at the hands of Bradford City.

Ashley Westwood, Eric Lichaj, and Andreas Weimann come in for Stephen Ireland, Barry Bannan and Gabby Agbonlahor.

Martyn Woolford is cup-tied for Millwall, but Liam Feeney returns to the team following a three-week absence.

Millwall: Forde, Shittu, Beevers, Smith, Osborne, Trotter, Henry, Feeney, Abdou, Marquis, Keogh
Subs: Taylor, Dunne, Smith, Wright, Batt, N'Guessan, Wilkinson

Villa: Given, Vlaar, Clark, Bennett, Lichaj, Lowton, N'Zogbia, Westwood, Delph, Bent, Weimann
Subs: Guzan, Williams, Ireland, Bannan, Agbonlahor, Holman, Bowery

Goalscoring hero James Hanson celebrates after Bradford beat Aston Villa to reach the League Cup final on January 22, 2013
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