Aussie kid Lowry makes Aston Villa breakthrough

Shane Lowry made his senior debut in Aston Villa's overnight win against Stoke City.

The former ECU Joondalup youth team player came off the bench 73 minutes into the pre-season friendly which ended 2-0 in favour of Villa. 18-year old Lowry wasted no time in getting involved and four minutes after replacing Steve O'Halloran played a role in Gabby Agbonlahor scoring the sealing goal.

Lowry appears to have slipped through Australia's net after being capped by the Republic of Ireland at U21 level last season.bk

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