Aston Villa U18s Head Coach David Hughes says he and his players can't wait for the campaign ahead.
The Young Lions pushed Arsenal hard at the weekend, going down 4-2 at the Gunners in their opening U18 Premier League fixture of 2018/19.
And after an intensive pre-season with his squad, Hughes is now relishing seeing his side develop again over the next nine months.
As part of our latest TalkTalk interview series, the ex-Villan turned coach also discusses the targets this term and his own progress after one year in the job.
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