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Preview: Villa U21 v Newcastle U21

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Preview: Villa U21 v Newcastle U21

Our youngsters are back in Barclays U21 Premier League Division Two action this evening - hosting Newcastle at Walsall's Banks's Stadium.

Kick-off for the match is 7pm.

The claret and blues recorded an impressive 2-1 win at Arsenal prior to the festive break - with goals from Jerell Sellars [pictured] and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy either side of Donyell Malen's penalty leveller.

Villa start 2016 sitting a healthy fourth in the table on 21 points, one off Derby in top spot - but having played more games than the Rams as well as Arsenal and West Brom occupying the two spots above.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have had an indifferent first half of the campaign - winning four, drawing three and losing five of their matches to date - they lie tenth.

In the last meeting between the two sides, an experienced Toon ran out 2-0 winners at St James' Park.

Two late goals from Callum Roberts were the difference in a game seemingly ending in stalemate back in November.

Entry to the Banks's Stadium is £3 [adults], £1 [O60s/U18s] and free for Villa and Walsall season ticket holders.

Please note, season ticket holders must produce their season card/book on the turnstiles.

Alternatively, you can follow all the action from this evening's game with live audio commentary on AVTV HD, as well as updates on our OFFICIAL TWITTER PAGE.

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By @AVFCOfficial 11th January 2016
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