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Aston Villa v West Ham United: Streaming info, ticket details, squad report and kit colours

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Aston Villa v West Ham United: Streaming info, ticket details, squad report and kit colours

Aston Villa face West Ham United at Walsall's Bank's Stadium on Wednesday in their last UK pre-season friendly before the new campaign gets going.

It'll be the claret and blues' fifth outing of the summer, where they've so far gone unbeaten – against Telford United, Kidderminster Harriers, Walsall and Burton Albion.

Tonight, though, it's top-tier opposition for Steve Bruce and his team, who face Manuel Pellegrini and a host of the Hammers' new signings that include Jack Wilshire.

There could also be a reunion with Robert Snodgrass, who proved a popular loan signing at Villa Park last term.

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Squad update

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Harry McKirdy and Scott Hogan are unlikely to be involved again due to injury.

Hepburn-Murphy and McKirdy picked up knocks in pre-season in Portugal earlier this month, while Scott Hogan continues to battle a groin issue that ruled him out of travelling to the Algarve camp.

However, we could see the return of World Cup trio Ahmed Elmohamady, Mile Jedinak and Birkir Bjarnason.

Elmohamady arrived back the Recon Training Complex last week, while Jedinak and Bjarnason reported on Monday.

All three could get their first taste of pre-season action.

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Watch live

We'll be streaming the match live once again via our Official YouTube channel this evening.

Simply head over just before kick-off at 7.45pm to tune into coverage, or head to the top story on the Official Website around the same time.

All of our pre-season games held in the UK this summer have been shown live on YouTube.

We're also now pleased to confirm a stream will be available for our match at Dynamo Dresden on Saturday – again via our Official YouTube channel.

Tickets

Tickets are now off sale online, but will be available on the gate at Bank's Stadium.

Ticket collections at Villa Park run until 5pm, while those who chose to collect at Walsall can do so from the same time.

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Kit details

As the home side, we'll remain in our new Luke 1977 claret and blue strip for West Ham's trip to the Midlands.

The home jersey has already proved immensely popular with supporters, with sales 180% up on the same period last season.

You can purchase yours here.

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 25th July 2018