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Mansfield vs. Aston Villa: Confirmed lineup and open thread

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It's the preseason! Let's talk about it! Aston Villa vs. Mansfield lineups and open thread.

Clive Rose

YOU GUYS! GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS!

IT'S TIME FOR FOOTBALL!! WE HAVEN'T HAD FOOTBALL IN... four days.

Huh. Preseason friendlies seem even less exciting than usual when you've had a World Cup to watch all summer.

Regardless, it's the first friendly of the summer for Aston Villa, and there really isn't too much to take away from this. We'll probably get to see Philippe Senderos, Kieran Richardson, and Joe Cole play for Villa for the first time. And we will DEFINITELY get to see the new Villa away kit for the first time.

GET EXCITED!

We've got lineups here, but just for Aston Villa. None of us know any of the Mansfield players, so why would we bother with that? If you do know the players and are sad that I have included them, add them in the comments, where you should join us anyways.

Aston Villa starting XI for the first half

Shay Given, Matthew Lowton, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, Joe Bennett, Leandro Bacuna, Samir Carruthers, Fabian Delph, Aleksandar Tonev, Joe Cole, Gabby Agbonlahor

Aston Villa starting XI for the second half

Jed Steer, Chris Herd, Ashley Westwood, Nathan Baker, Alan Hutton, Karim El Ahmadi, Gary Gardner, Kieran Richardson, Charles N'Zogbia, Darren Bent, Andi Weimann

Aston Villa Subs

Jack Grealish, Enda Stevens