Reports had suggested that the England international was in line for a starting role, but Christian Benteke has been given the nod instead.
Meanwhile, the visiting Bantams are unchanged from the opening leg, which means that Stephen Darby has been passed fit.
The League Two side will be captained by former Manchester United midfielder Ritchie Jones.
Villa: Given; Vlaar, Clark, Bennett, Lowton; Ireland, Delph, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bannan; Benteke
Bradford: Duke; McHugh, Darby, McArdle, Good; Atkinson, Doyle, Hines, Jones; Wells, Hanson