Gary Gardner and Joe Bennett react on Twitter to Aston Villa win

Gary Gardner  - Aston Villa in action

Aston Villa won against Worcester City in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Gary Gardner  - Aston Villa in action

Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his delight at playing for the team on Saturday.

The 24-year-old midfielder featured in Villa’s pre-season friendly match against Worcester City at Stourport’s Walshes Meadow.

The Villans won the match 5-1, with Gardner playing for the entire 90 minutes.

The former England Under-21 international midfielder has taken to Twitter to express his delight at getting playing time in pre-season.

Aston Villa defender Joe Bennett also featured in the pre-season friendly match against Carl Heeley’s side.

The 26-year-old left-back has taken to Twitter to express his delight at getting valuable playing time.

Bennett has also claimed that he is getting fitter, with the start of the 2016-17 Championship campaign just weeks away.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Joe Bennett

Aston Villa's Joe Bennett scores their fifth goal

Villa will play in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Villans will be aiming to finish in the top two of the league table next season and gain automatic promotion back to the top flight of English football.

Gary Gardner (C) celebrates scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest

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