Newport angry with Aston Villa over friendly clash

Aston Villa have been blasted by Newport after their weekend friendly.

Aston Villa have been blasted by Newport after their weekend friendly.

The League Two new-boys insist Villa assured them they would bring a squad with ‘a presence of Premier League experience’ for yesterday’s clash, says The Sun.

But a crowd of 2,984 were left disappointed as Villa, who lost 5-2, lined up with a mix of Under-21 and Academy players.

Newport boss Justin Edinburgh said: “Yes. We were told there would be Premier League players. There is disappointment.”

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