Podcast: Gardner gives NextGen insight during punditry debut
It is an exciting time for the Young Lions, who will jet off to Lake Como on Thursday for the finals weekend after seeing off the Greek side in the quarter-final clash at Villa Park.
Gardner - a star of last year's NextGen tournament - was the perfect man to run the rule over this year's team.
And he did so with aplomb when he joined Jack Woodward on the gantry for the last eight encounter.
You can check out Gardner's thoughts on the current NextGen side, as he gives an insight into the players he knows so well.
The midfielder also discussed a number of other topics including the current Bodymoor Heath vibe and his relationship with club captain Stiliyan Petrov.
There is a chance to hear the best bits of his analysis from the Olympiacos game.