Date: 8th July 2008 at 10:07am
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With squad numbers at what must be near to an all time low, Martin O`Neill has drafted in 6 young players into his pre-season Swiss tour squad.

Villa currently have one first team goalkeeper, and no right-back, even make-shift ones are hard to come by, and O`Neill, ahead of his ‘significant additions` will rely on youth / give the youngsters a chance (delete, depending on how you see it) as Villa jet off to the Euro 2008 host nation of Switzerland.

The ‘Young Lions` called up to the squad include a second goalkeeper, as only Stuart Taylor remains from the 3 senior stoppers that the club started the 2007/08 season with. First team squad trainee Nathan Delfouneso is joined by fellow academy stars am Williams, Marc Albrighton, Elliott Parish, Nathan Baker and Zoltan Stieber.

Villa face FC Wil 1900 (Moustapha Salifou`s old club) on Thursday, before facing FC Zurich two days later.

Villans on Tour: Taylor, Laursen, Knight, Davies, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Gardner, Young, Agbonlahor, Carew, Harewood, Salifou, Routledge, Osbourne, Maloney, Delfouneso, Williams, Albrighton, Parish, Baker, Stieber.