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USA Tour pictures: Villa get set for Fire game with open training

USA Tour presser transcript: Lambert/Lichaj/Klopas/Friedrich USA Tour: Lambert happy with early pre-season signs ahead of Fire clash
USA Tour pictures: Villa get set for Fire game with open training

Villa prepared for the Fire clash with open training at Toyota Park.

Paul Lambert, fresh from media duties alongside Eric Lichaj, put his men through their paces in the warm, but breezy, conditions of Chicago.

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Lambert's Lions were watched by over 500 fans, many of them Villa supporters but also with some interest from Fire fans.

The USA-based supporters watched on awestruck as Lambert took his squad through drills on the lush pitch.

And club mascot Chip provided real entertainment for the kids, waving merrily and stopping for photos.

When the session was completed Lambert was again in the spotlight, joining Richard Dunne, Matt Lowton and Stephen Warnock for an informal Q&A with a select band of fans who had been selected from a draw.

Supporters were genuinely thrilled to be given the opportunity to quiz their heroes.

Neville Williams was there every step of the way throughout the evening.

Click here for his comprehensive picture gallery.

By @AVFCOfficial 21st July 2012
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