Kerri Welsh has already overcome adversity in her short senior career.
Having arrived in B6 to link up with the academy side, she graduated to the first team set-up ahead of the 2015 campaign.
It began well for the Stoke-born forward, who produced a host of eye-catching displays.
She then suffered a serious ACL injury – ruling her out of the majority of the campaign.
Welsh made her long-awaited return as a second half substitute in Villa’s narrow 2-1 defeat at Everton in their opening match of the 2016 season