PEPE Reina could return in goal for Aston Villa for Saturday's trip to Cherries (3pm).

The Spaniard, who signed on loan from AC Milan this month, missed the midweek Carabao Cup win over Leicester City due to a calf injury.

But the 37-year-old has been declared fit again, although boss Dean Smith did not confirm whether he would be recalled between the sticks.

Former Liverpool stopper Reina is unbeaten in his two appearances for Villa since his switch from Italy.

Discussing team news ahead of the clash at Vitality Stadium, Smith said: "Pretty much the same as it was prior to the Leicester City game. Only the long-term injuries that are out.

"Pepe Reina's trained Wednesday and Thursday so he's available for selection which is good news for everybody, especially having two quality goalkeepers because Orjan Nyland had a fantastic performance in the week.

"So it's great for me to choose from two great goalkeepers."

Smith added: "I'm very respectful of Eddie Howe and what he's done because Bournemouth are an established Premier League team now and we've got to make sure we've got the consistency of our performance.

"It's very easy to have the highs of reaching a major cup final in front of 40,000 fans and then go to a smaller ground - we've got to make sure there's no complacency on our part, because Bournemouth showed last week against Brighton what they can do if you don't turn up."