Confirmed: Aston Villa Under-21 line-up v West Brom - Okore, Traore start

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Here is how Aston Villa Under-21's will line up against West Brom tonight.

Aston Villa starting XI: Watkins, Mason, Kinsella, Lyden, Okore, Suliman, Traore, Cowans, Kozak, Sellars, Abdo.

Aston Villa substitutes: Green, Bannister, O'Hare, Blackett-Taylor, Hepburn-Murphy, Leggett.

Aston Villa's first team may have lost 3-2 to Liverpool on Saturday, but the Under-21's are hoping for better luck tonight as they take on West Bromwich Albion.

Manager Tim Sherwood will be keeping a close eye on the game, which features a number of players who will hope for first team action this season.

Danish defender Jores Okore has misses the whole season so far with a knee injury, but will play tonight in a bid to build up his fitness.

Meanwhile, winger Adama Traore, who signed from Barcelona this summer, is also given a chance to work on his fitness and impress Sherwood having been named in the starting line up tonight.

Striker Libor Kozak - who has endured an injury-hit career at Villa Park - will lead the line, which youngster Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is on the bench.

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