Bannan back in training

Aston Villa midfielder returns after being arrested following a crash

Barry Bannan: Aston Villa have put the midfielder's internal suspension on hold

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Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has returned to training after he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

The 21-year-old was also suspended by the club after the incident that occurred in the early hours on Sunday 23rd October.

But manager Alex McLeish has revealed that Villa have put the suspension on hold while they await the outcome of the decision from the police.

It follows a motorway crash involving Bannan and former Aston Villa striker James Collins at 5.30am near junction 26 of the M1.

The Scotland international had been a regular feature of Aston Villa this season, playing in eight of their nine Premier League clashes at the time of the crash.

But he has not played for the club after being suspended two days after his arrest.

McLeish said: "Barry Bannan returned to training today.

"The club has suspended internal enquiries into allegations which arose a couple of weeks ago pending the outcome of police enquiries.

"We will not be commenting further."