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U21s: Lyden skippers/Davis starts

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U21s: Lyden skippers/Davis starts

Jordan Lyden captains a youthful U21 side this evening against Swansea.

The game takes place at Walsall's Banks's Stadium, with a 7pm kick-off.

Lyden has had a breakthrough season after making several first team appearances.

Keinan Davis, who was on the bench for our games against Norwich and Liverpool, leads the attack, alongside Jerell Sellars.

Easah Suliman, who this month won the Youth Sport Trust Young Sports Person of the year gong at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, takes his place in the heart of the defence, alongside Niall Mason.

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

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

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VILLA: Johansson, Leggett, Webb, Mason, Suliman, Green, Calder, Lyden, Cowans, Sellars, Davis. Subs: Idem, Hale, Abdo, O'Hare, Swift.

By @AVFCOfficial 22nd February 2016