Jordan Lyden arrived at Villa from ECU Joondalup - the renowned Australian club which has previously produced Chris Herd, Rhys Williams, Shane Lowry and Brad Jones.
Since then, the Australian has progressed through the ranks and broke into the first team in 2015/16.
His commiment in training as well as impressive displays for our U21s saw him selected for the matchday 18 against Arsenal in December 2015 – and he was a prominent figure after.
He made his senior debut as a late substitute in the claret and blues’ 1-1 FA Cup draw at Wycombe and his first start arrived in the B6 replay victory over the Chairboys.
A troublesome hamstring injury thwarted his 2014/15 development.
However, after a strong pre-season, Lyden has captained the U21 side in the majority of their 2015/16 fixtures.
Alongside his first team commitments, the all-action midfielder was a central figure in the team's success, reaching the play-off final.