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Development squad set for Villa clash


Youngsters look to return to the top of Barclays U21 Premier League.

Sunderland’s development squad will look to return to the top of the Barclays U21 Premier League when they travel to Aston Villa this evening.

Kevin Ball’s under-21 side will play the Villans at Tamworth FC’s Lamb Ground with Andrea Dossena and Connor Wickham both in the squad.

The young Black Cats have won five and lost one of their opening six games whilst Villa have won two, drawn one and lost one of the four league games they have played.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Villa Park, however, the hosts have changed the venue and it will be instead played at the nearby Conference side’s home ground.

Sunderland (from): Dixon, Marrs, Dossena, Ba, McNamee, Harrison, Watmore, Gorrin, Wickham, Honeyman, Moberg Karlsson, Mitchell, Talbot, Agnew, Ferguson, Lawson.