Alexander Tonev and Antonio Luna have both been left out of 26 squad that has traveled to America for their one week pre-season tour that will see Aston Villa face FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo, both teams are based in Texas. Injured strikers Kozak and Benteke have been included among the 26 player squad while Senderos and Guzan have also joined following their extend break due to their World Cup participation.
Enda Stevens and Jack Grealish have both been included, Stevens has been preferred to Luna to challenge left-back’s Richardson and Joe Bennett for the left-back position this season.
Luna has been linked and it’s looking likely that he will be leaving. Luna didn’t play too poorly in his first few games, but his performances dipped significantly during the course of the last season and needs to be sold. Tonev was given a chance against Mansfield, but he didn’t play too well either. I really did want Tonev to play well, because on paper he is very promising, a fast winger that likes to cut in and shot. Unfortunately, he’s only really hit the target once or twice throughout the season.