BISHOPSTOWN'S John Egan and Bandon's Conor Hourihane could feature in the first Premier League game in the post-Covid season.
The Irish internationals' teams clash at 6pm today, live on Sky Sports with Egan a certainty to be in defence for the Blades, though midfield playmaker Hourihane was in and out of the Villa line-up earlier in the campaign.
“From our point of view we want to put on a good show and make sure we play well. Players will naturally want to play well and we want to do that as a football club.”
“We have got to control what we can control and that is our own performances and results and if we are still there with a couple of games to go then we will look to turn a good season into a memorable one.”
Provisional Villa squad: Reina, Nyland, Steer, Guilbert, Engels, Chester, Konsa, Mings, Taylor, Elmohamady, Luiz, Nakamba, Targett, Grealish, McGinn, Trezeguet, El Ghazi, Hourihane, Jota, Lansbury, Samatta, Vassilev.
Provisional Sheff Utd squad: Henderson, Moore, Baldock, Egan, Basham, Jagielka, O'Connell, Stevens, Berge, Besic, Fleck, Freeman, Lundstram, Morrison, Norwood, Clarke, McBurnie, McGoldrick, Sharp, Mousset.