The former Leeds striker has struggled for the past three years.
Joleon Lescott and Gabby Agbonlahor struck either side of half-time to seal Remi Garde's men a 2-0 victory at Villa Park.
The defender struggled for regular football at the King Power Stadium.
Everton picked up a fantastic 3-0 win against Stoke City.
Celtic will face East Kilbride, Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle in their next three matches.
Aston Villa-owned Gary Gardner is delighted with Nottingham Forest’s win against Leeds United in the Championship.
Sunderland played out a 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Southampton picked up another win, beating West Ham United 1-0 this evening.
The goalkeeper's mistake allowed Sunderland's Adam Johnson to score in Saturday's 2-2 draw.
The left-back was on the former Tottenham Hotspur man's case about a move.