The Australian talent was in the Villa team today.
Aston Villa lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal today as their relegation peril continues to grow.
They paid the price for some sloppy first-half play, which saw them 2-0 down at the break. The second half was much more impressive by the home side but they could not break Arsenal down and lost the game 2-0 - leaving them still rooted to the bottom of the table on just six points.
However there was reason to be excited today for one Villa man - as teenage Australian Jordan Lyden was on the bench for the club.
"I saw a young player, very committed.
"He is bringing his energy into the training sessions and I like that."
Lyden is an 18-year-old teenager who headed over to the Midlands from ECU Joondalup in Western Australia and has earned rave reviews for his all-action performances in the midfield for Villa's Under-21s this season - for whom he has been captain.
Now he has got the attention of Remi Garde he will need to continue to impress in order to get his first-team debut.