Aston Villa name 22-player squad

01 September 2010 02:28
Aston Villa have only named a 22-man squad for the first half of the Premier League season.

Made the cut: Stephen Ireland and Gabriel Agbonlahor are in the Villa squad

Each club can name up to 25 players, eight of whom must be homegrown, who will be eligible to represent the club until the transfer window reopens in January.

Aston Villa squadBrad Friedel, Brad Guzan, James Collins, Carlos Cuellar, Curtis Davies, Habib Beye, Richard Dunne, Eric Lichaj, Stephen Warnock, Luke Young, Stewart Downing, Jonathan Hogg, Stephen Ireland, Isaiah Osbourne, Stiliyan Petrov, Nigel Reo-Coker, Moustapha Salifou, Steve Sidwell, Ashley Young, Gabriel Agbonlahor, John Carew, Emile Heskey

They can be supplemented by an unlimited number of homegrown under-21 players, and Villa have left the door open for emerging stars like Marc Albrighton, Nathan Delfouneso, Ciaran Clark and Fabian Delph.

Stephen Ireland is Villa's only new signing while reserve-team regulars Eric Lichaj, Isaiah Osbourne and Jonathan Hogg all make the cut. 

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Source: Daily_Mail