The teams are in for tonight’s pre-season friendly in the Portuguese region of Albufeira and there are a couple of surprises in Kit Symons’ first selection of the summer. The game kicks off at 6.30pm.

ASTON VILLA: Steer, Baker, Richards, Bacuna, Richardson, Mason, J. Cole, Gil, N’Zogbia, Robinson, Agbonlahor. Subs: Watkins, Donacien, Clark, Sinclair, Senderos, Benteke, Hutton, Gardner, Cissokho, Tonev, Kozak, Calder, Green, Grealish.

FULHAM: Lonergan, Grimmer, Bodurov, Burn, Voser, Hyndman, Donnelly, Eisfeld, Woodrow, Kacaniklic, Smith. Subs: Bettinelli, Rodak, Hutchinson, Pringle, Tunnicliffe, Taggart, Kavanagh, L. Cole, Burgess, McCormack.