Aston Villa have returned to the UK after whipping Minnesota United in the USA. Their first domestic friendly against Shrewsbury Town awaits and will kick off at 2pm BST, when this post is roughly an hour old.
Five thousand Villans will head to Shrewsbury to repeat the almighty showing of the American Villans who ventured from far-and-wide to Minneapolis last week. If you’re not heading to the game, you can still watch it thanks to AVTV.
Aston Villa are handling streaming duties - which is a relief following the confusion with the Minnesota stream which flip-flopped between being available to being unavailable. This stream should be available for all viewers worldwide. It can be accessed below.
Villa will be pushing forward with their pre-season preparations as a return to the Premier League awaits. Dean Smith’s side showed patience and a slightly deeper defensive line against Minnesota - which may be replicated today.
For the first forty-five minutes, Villa will line up as follows before switching the team for the second-half:
DEF:Guilbert, Konsa, Mings, Taylor
MID: Bjarnason, Grealish (C), McGinn
FW: Jota, Green, Davis