Aston Villa captain John Terry could be in line to return against Derby County on Saturday. The Rams make the trip to Villa Park knowing they can secure their spot in the Championship play-offs if results go their way. A win for Derby at Villa, coupled with Millwall and Brentford failing to take all three points, will mean a guaranteed top-six spot. But Aston Villa, who still have an outside shot at automatic promotion, could be boosted by the return to Terry. The 37-year-old has missed the last three games with an ankle injury. He returned to training last week but was kept out of the weekend win at Ipswich Town. “John had two or three days’ training,” assistant Colin Calderwood told the Express and Star. “He could have played (against Ipswich) but we can give him more training which will help toward the game next week.” Full-back Alan Hutton has also returned to training ahead of the weekend game, after making just one appearance in two months due to a hamstring injury. Neil Taylor is expected to be fit to face Derby after requiring treatment following a challenge from Ipswich’s Grant Ward. Ward was sent off for the tackle. “He (Taylor) was a little bit sore on his leg, as you would imagine,” said Calderwood. “I don’t see any issue going forward.” With Fulham playing Sunderland on Friday night, Villa could still be well in the automatic promotion hunt come 3pm on Saturday – or effectively out of it.