Malcolm Melvin

Malcolm Melvin

Malcolm Melvin proved to be a fierce midfield competitor for Villa during the 2011-12 campaign.

The Birmingham-born youngster produced a string of all-action performances for Tony McAndrew's team and chipped in with four goals.

The season began brilliantly for Melvin, who netted twice in a 7-3 win over Crewe in the Barclays Premier Academy League.

He began 2012 in style with the opening goal in a 4-0 victory over Watford and this was followed by a strike against Birmingham City as Villa triumphed by the same scoreline.

Melvin has also been capped by Scotland at U17 level.

Another local lad in the academy ranks, Melvin was initially given a chance to shine for the U18s towards the end of the 2010-11 campaign.

In fact, coach Tony McAndrew handed the midfielder a start in the Barclays Premier Academy League play-off semi-final defeat against Everton.

Melvin, who used to be a boxer for Hall Green Amateur Boxing Club, enjoyed a swift elevation to the reserves set-up in 2010-11.

He replaced Juan Serrano as a substitute against Everton at Hinckley and was named on the bench for the final second string game of the season against Liverpool at Villa Park.

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