Stoke U21 v Villa U21 team news: Midfielder returns to former home
Ashley Westwood lines up for Villa U21s against Stoke City tonight - at the home of one of his former clubs.
Westwood was given his first taste of senior football during a brief loan spell at non-league club Nantwich Town, who are hosting tonight's clash.
The midfielder made five appearances for Nantwich in November 2008 before returning to parent club Crewe Alexandra.
Now he is set to return to the Weaver Stadium as a Villa player.
He is in Gordon Cowans' starting line-up along with fellow deadline day signing Jordan Bowery.
Michael Drennan and Jordan Graham, who scored in last week's 2-2 draw at Celtic in the NextGen Series, are also involved along with Samir Carruthers and Andras Stieber.
There is a return to action for defender Janoi Donacien, who lines up in the back four with Daniel Devine, Courtney Cameron and Mason Watkins-Clark.
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VILLA: Siegrist, Donacien, Cameron, Westwood, Devine, Watkins-Clark, Graham, Carruthers, Bowery, Drennan, Stieber. Subs: Barton, Hill, Melvin, Ward, Bateman.