Villa U21 v Sunderland U21 team news: Albrighton set for action
Marc Albrighton will get some match action under his belt in tonight's Barclays U21 Premier League match against Sunderland.
Albrighton is in the squad for tonight's clash at Hinckley United's Greene King Stadium [kick-off 7pm].
The winger, whose last action came in the 1-1 top-flight draw against Norwich City on October 27, is the most experienced member of the young claret and blues squad for tonight's game.
Samir Carruthers - another player with Barclays Premier League experience - also lines up in midfield.
Republic of Ireland duo Michael Drennan and Graham Burke will continue their blossoming partnership in attack after inspiring Villa to a 2-0 win over PSV Eindhoven in the NextGen Series last week.
Four more youngsters from that PSV success - goalkeeper Craig Hill, defensive duo Josh Barton and Daniel Devine and winger Jordan Graham - are also in Gordon Cowans' starting line-up tonight.
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VILLA: Hill, Barton, Williams, Stieber, Devine, Donacien, Albrighton, Carruthers, Drennan, Burke, Graham. Subs: Bateman, Barrett, Lyden, Melvin, Ward.
SUNDERLAND: Wilson, Marrs, Adams, Reed, Oliver, Ferguson, Mitchell, Gorrin, Laidler, Deacon, Lynch. Subs: Joyce, Dixon, Armstrong, Harrison, Mandron.