Pre-season friendly Aston Villa confirmed next month
Aston Villa have booked a pre-season friendly against Leamington of the Northern National League next month.
Brakes have confirmed that Villa will send their Under-23 squad to the game which will take place on Wednesday July 21 with the kick-off at 7:30 p.m.
The match will take place at Your Co-op Community Stadium – 45 minutes south of Villa Park – with Leamington hoping to host supporters for the match.
The Leamington field has a capacity of 2,300 seats, and a club spokesperson said via its website: “We hope to be able to accommodate supporters for the game, but that will depend on the relaxation of restrictions. day here and on social media in due course. “
A statement added: “Having faced a young Villa side behind closed doors in the pre-season last year, Paul Holleran and his side will be well aware of the quality of the Premier League club’s youngsters, who will provide another good training. necessary as we prepare for the new season. “
The Under-23s of Mark Delaney and George Boateng will resume pre-season training alongside the first team at Bodymoor Heath on Monday 5 July. The Villa vs Leamington squad will feature the majority of the FA Youth Cup winning squad with Brad Young, Aaron Ramsey, Louie Barry, Arjan Raikhy and Kaine Kesler all set to feature.
As for Villa’s first team, the club have yet to confirm their plans for this summer, with Villa still awaiting the next government update in terms of overseas travel.
BirminghamLive has been informed that most of Villa’s training camp will be in the UK with the hopes of spending a few days in Europe at some point for more intense training and a few friendlies.
Head coach Dean Smith told us, “We have planned our return. The preseason is already in the planning. The players will be back on July 5th.
All players who have internationals will come back a week later, then any Copa America or Euro player will obviously be dependent on the progression.
“We already have sorted matches. We have a very good academy right now at the club and just won the FA Youth Cup which will help us make some additions to the training squad as we start our preseason We can watch them and they can see how we work at the level of the first team.
“We are also looking at the possibility (of going abroad). We have a plan A where we go abroad and a plan B where we don’t. We hope to be able to do it, but it will be binding for government, whether it is a green list country or not.
“But we also hit the base with Lovre Kalinic, Freddy Guilbert and Conor Hourihane and they will all report for training. Conor will be on July 11 as he has international matches. Kalinic could be called up for the Euro so that will depend on it. progress. Fred Guilbert will leave on July 5th. “