Report: Aston Villa could give Corey Taylor-Blackett and Andre Green a chance against Southampton

Aston Villa take on Southampton in the Capital One Cup later this evening.

Aston Villa youngsters Corey Taylor-Blackett and Andre Green could be in the squad to face Southampton in the Capital One Cup, according to a report in the Birmingham Mail.

Taylor-Blackett and Green are two of the most promising prospects in Villa's youth system, and Kevin MacDonald is reportedly considering handing them a first-team chance.

The interim boss is also likely to give starts to Adama Traore, Ciaran Clarke and Jores Okore, according to the same report in the Birmingham Mail.

The Claret and Blues are looking to start a new era following the sacking of Tim Sherwood earlier in the week, and this is the players' first chance to life some of the gloom over Villa Park.

Villa have won just one Premier League match all season, but the League Cup provides an outlet for them to boost the positivity around the club.

The Midlands outfit have already knocked out Notts County and Birmingham City, but Southampton are likely to be their toughest test yet.

The Saints have not lost any of their last five fixtures, and Villa will have to be much improved to get through to the quarter-finals.

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