It’s only been a few weeks, and football never really went missing - with the World Cup going on - however, Aston Villa are back in their first game of the 2018/2019 season, a pre-season friendly against Telford.
We’ve been here before, and Villa are doing the same. They will deploy two teams at the same time to maximise fitness and scouting opportunities. One team will be playing against Telford, and you can follow that on this page. The other will face Kidderminster, and you can follow that on our other page.
Thanks to Villa’s media team as well, you’ll be able to stream the game on YouTube. You can actually watch it on this page, below - if you fancy it. Why not load the other game up on another device as well?
Enjoy the day and enjoy watching Villa again. It all starts here.
TV and Streaming
Location: New Bucks Head, Telford, England
Kick-off time: 15.00 pm UK, 10.00 am Eastern, 7.00 am Pacific
Weather: Fairly hot one today in England.
Open Match Thread: Jump into the comments at the bottom of the page
Streaming: Click play on the video below
Twitter: You can find our live updates @7500toHolte, and we’d also recommend @VillaReport for updates as well.
Villa will likely miss Scott Hogan and Harry McKirdy. Callum O’Hare is also out injured for a number of weeks.
Aston Villa squad
Our team to face @telfordutd at New Bucks Head this afternoon...— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 14, 2018
Steer, Bree, Chester, Bedeau, Clark, De Laet, Whelan, Hourihane, Green, Davis, Kodjia.
SUBS: Sarkic, Revan, C Taylor, Ige, Birch, Pastorek, Mooney, Tait, Guy, Sea.#AVFC #PartOfThePride pic.twitter.com/gKSJsGdfvr