A broken foot saw now-Shamock Rovers striker Michael Drennan fall off the radar at Villa Park.
Mikey Drennan has been banging in the goals for the NextGen and under-21 sides this season. Could he have a massive impact at Villa Park?
We pick a NextGen Series XI to celebrate the Group Stage drawing to a close and include Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Aston Villa players in our pick of the bunch
There were mixed results for English teams in the six games played yesterday in the Next Gen Series. With 23 goals scored it was an exciting day of action which saw Manchester City eliminated, Aston Villa through to the next round and results conspiring against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Liverpool also stayed in contention with a dominant win.
As the NextGen series got under way last night, how did Aston Villa fair against highly fancied Sporting Lisbon?