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Reading v Villa pre-match show: History lesson ahead of Royals trip
Historical-themed AVTV pre-match show.
8th Mar 2013

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There is a historical feel to this week's preview programme, with a delve through the archives plus an exclusive interview with the scorer of Villa's most famous goal.

Check out the pre-match show now on AVTV.

As we build up to Saturday's game against Reading, presenter Jack Woodward is joined by club archivist Laura Brett.

She gives us an insight into the role of William McGregor and shows us some amazing artefacts including a cap worn by Charlie Athersmith, an Ireland shirt worn by Peter McParland, a signed ball from 1957 FA Cup final and a glass replica of the European Cup.

There is also the best comment ahead of the trip to the Madejski Stadium - the highlight being an interview with European Cup legend Peter Withe.

Withe - the hero of Villa's 1982 triumph over Bayern Munich - discusses the form of striker Christian Benteke.

He hopes the Belgian hotshot can be the man to follow in his footsteps and hit the 20 league goals mark this term.

Fabian Delph talks about his frustration at missing out on this weekend's game through suspension.

The midfielder backs whoever comes in to the side to do an impressive job.

Paul Lambert stresses the importance of the next two games in the context of the Barclays Premier League survival battle.

We also hear from Matt Lowton, who has been an ever-present for Villa in the league this season.

The show closes with some goals scored against Reading over the years, including efforts from Ashley Young, Gareth Barry and Martin Laursen.

Check out the pre-match show now on AVTV.

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