Villa youngsters Gary Cahill, Liam Ridgewell, Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor have all been named in the 30-strong provisional England Under-21 squad for next month's European Championships.
Former Villa midfielder Peter Whittingham is also named. Shame no Craig Gardner but then again, lets not be greedy eh?!
The 23-man squad will be decided at the end of May with the Under-21 Championship beginning on Sunday June 10 (England v Czech Republic June 11)
Meanwhile Gabby has told the official site, following a sparkling season:
'My next big challenge is proving I can be a success next season. If you do well in your first season, everyone's aware of you and in the second season you have to prove yourself again. I'm confident I can prove myself again next season and do even better. I don't want to be a one-season player who doesn't keep it going. I know it will be hard and I know I've got to keep developing as a player, but I'm ready to work hard to make sure I keep improving.'
Adding: 'Doing well at Villa means a lot. I've got friends and family that support Villa and loads of people in the area I grew up in support Villa. So it means a lot to play here and do well.'
Aston Villa have six players away with their countries in the October international window.
Midfielder Jordan Veretout hasn't just had to adjust to life in a new country, at a new club and with a new language, there was also the small matter...
Err. The Vital Villa man of the match v Stoke City...
Manager Tim Sherwood has given his normal Monday briefing, and goalkeeper Brad Guzan has also given his thoughts as frustration reigns.
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