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Hong Kong Soccer Sevens: Our squad for weekend tournament

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Hong Kong Soccer Sevens: Our squad for weekend tournament

Aston Villa U23s have arrived in Hong Kong ahead of the annual Soccer Sevens tournament hosted in the country.

And coach Mark Delaney has taken a good chunk of the squad that won the Premier League Cup and finished as runners-up in Premier League 2 Division 2 this season.

PLCupWinnersVilla Young Player of the Season award winner Callum O'Hare is among those included in the squad for the competition we won in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2016.

The likes of Mitch Clark, Alex Prosser, Corey Blackett-Taylor, Jordan Cox and Kelsey Mooney are other regular U23 starters who have travelled.

Delaney said: "It's an experienced team we've taken in terms of players having sampled first-team football, U23s football and the Hong Kong tournament itself.

"It's a strong group this year. We're looking to come back with the trophy and go one better than last time around."

The Young Lions have pedigree in this competition – with no club having won more titles than us (6) since its inaugural year in 1999.

We last tasted success in 2016, before losing out in the final last year to Leicester City.

This time around, we faced Hong Kong FC Captain's Select, Kitchee and Cagliari Calcio in the group stages on Saturday, and are set to play Leicester City in the knockout rounds on Sunday.

Click here for a full schedule of Villa U23s' matches, including kick-off times and broadcast details.

All matches will be streamed via the tournament's Official YouTube channel, and will be available via live coverage articles on AVFC.co.uk.

Aston Villa Hong Kong Sevens squad:

Goalkeeper

Viktor Johansson

Defenders

Isiah Bazeley-Graham
Mitchell Clark 

Midfielders

Jack Clarke
Jordan Cox
Corey Blackett-Taylor
Alex Prosser
Callum O’Hare

Forwards

Harvey Knibbs
Kelsey Mooney

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 16th May 2018