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Team news: Reina set for Villa Park debut

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Team news: Reina set for Villa Park debut

The Aston Villa team for tonight’s Premier League clash has been revealed.

After Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton, Dean Smith has opted to make no changes as his team welcome Watford to Villa Park.

Danny Drinkwater continues in central midfield alongside Marvelous Nakamba, while captain Jack Grealish joins Anwar El Ghazi and Trezeguet in attack.

A defensive five of Frederic Guilbert, Tyrone Mings, Kortney Hause, Ezri Konsa and Matt Targett will shield keeper Pepe Reina.

It’s the Spaniard’s home debut after he made his first appearance for the club against Brighton, and he has five clean sheets in eight previous matches at Villa Park from his time at Liverpool.

Here’s the Villa team in full…

Aston Villa starting XI: Reina, Targett, Mings, Hause, Konsa, Guilbert, Drinkwater, Nakamba, Grealish, El Ghazi, Trezeguet

Subs: Nyland, Chester, Elmohamady, Luiz, Hourihane, Lansbury, Vassilev

Greg  Styles
By @GregStyles91 21st January 2020