Aston Villa Vs. Tranmere Rovers, Lineups And Open Match Thread

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Luis Suarez of Liverpool celebrates with the trophy after victory in the Carling Cup Final match between Liverpool and Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2012 in London, England. Liverpool won 3-2 on penalties. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

ASTON VILLA

STARTING XI: Brad Guzan; Eric Lichaj, Matthew Lowton, Nathan Baker, Enda Stevens; Barry Bannan, Stephen Ireland, Chris Herd, Fabian Delph; Andreas Weimann, Darren Bent

SUBS: Shay Given, Charles N'Zogbia, Brett Holman, Nathan Delfouneso, Daniel Johnson, Graham Burke, Derrick Williams



TRANMERE ROVERS

STARTING XI: Owain Fon Williams, Danny Holmes, Ash Taylor, Liam Palmer, Joe Thompson, James Wallace, Jake Cassidy, Andy Robinson, Zoumana Bakayogo, Ben Gibson, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro

SUBS: Danny Harrison, Jake Kirby, Cole Stockton, Max Power, Michael Kay, Abdulai Bell-Baggie, Jason Mooney


Related: Aston Villa vs. Tranmere Rovers Preview | Follow us on Twitter


I have nothing intelligent to say about this game (what else is new a hur hur hur) but boy howdy do we need to win it. The League Cup is as close to a total crapshoot as you can get in English football and it's also the easiest path to European play by quite some margin. Cup games are hugely important on their own merits. But given the way things have gone to this point in the season, this is bigger than a second round League Cup game against a League One side has any right to be.

Villa need this one badly, because an upset loss at home to Tranmere on the back of two Premier League losses and Newcastle to come on the weekend would be a really heavy blow, to the morale of the fans and players alike. So let's not let it come to that, okay boys?

    In This Article

    Teams
    X
    Log In Sign Up

    forgot?
    Log In Sign Up

    Forgot password?

    We'll email you a reset link.

    If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

    Forgot password?

    Try another email?

    Almost done,

    By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

    Join 7500 To Holte

    You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

    We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

    Join 7500 To Holte

    You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

    We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

    Spinner.vc97ec6e

    Authenticating

    Great!

    Choose an available username to complete sign up.

    In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

    tracking_pixel_9353_tracker