Match: Aston Villa U23s v Blackburn Rovers U23s
Date: November 20, 2017
Competition: Premier League 2
Venue: Bodymoor Heath
Weather: 13c, rain
Wright, Mansell, Butterworth
Villa U23s were defeated 3-0 by Blackburn Rovers at Bodymoor Heath in their latest Premier League 2 Division 2 encounter.
Callum Wright, Lewis Mansell and Daniel Butterworth were all on target for the visitors on an afternoon to forget for our Young Lions.
The likes of Easah Suliman, Jake Doyle-Hayes, Jordan Lyden and Harry McKirdy all returned to the side after missing the PL Cup tie at Ipswich Town a fortnight ago.
However, they were all limited to few chances by a strong Rovers side who now top the Division 2 standings.
The claret and blues will look to bounce back this Sunday when they travel east to face Norwich City at Carrow Road.
ASTON VILLA: Johansson, Bree, Bedeau, Suliman, Clark, Lyden, Doyle-Hayes, Blackett-Taylor, Knibbs, McKirdy, Clarke. Subs: Idem, Mooney, Cox, Finnerty, Borg.
BLACKBURN ROVERS: Fisher, Doyle, Evans, Tomlinson, Platt, Wharton, Travis, Hardcastle, Mansell, Wright, Rankin-Costello. Subs: Thomson, Albinson, Grayson, Magloire, Butterworth.