By Amir Mir
Boyhood Aston Villa fan Joe Lolley has revealed his excitement at walking out onto the Villa Park pitch to represent Huddersfield Town in their Championship clash on Tuesday night.
Redditch-born Lolley will be hoping Huddersfield can cause their second upset in as many days after beating Newcastle 2-1 at St James’ Park on Saturday.
The 23-year-old praised his opposition ahead of their clash on Tuesday night, as he revealed his dad who is a “big Villa fan” will be supporting the Terriers on Tuesday evening.
“I think overall Villa have signed some really good players,” said Lolley as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account. “Especially for the division – and have added real quality.
“My friends will be in the Villa end. My dad who is a big Villa fan, will be supporting Huddersfield tonight.”
Roberto Di Matteo’s side have added five new summer recruits with James Chester, Ross McCormack, Pierluigi Gollini, Aaron Tshibola and Tommy Elphick all signing for a combined fee of £31 million.
Lolley has made 57 appearances for the Yorkshire side scoring seven goals since making his move from Kidderminster Harriers in 2014.
The versatile attacker began his career in the youth system at Birmingham City, as he revealed the “surreal” nature of having the chance at walking out onto the Villa Park turf.
“It’ll be a bit surreal walking out onto that pitch,” said Lolley “Looking out into the stands instead of the other way round.”
Di Matteo’s side will take on a Huddersfield team who have picked up two wins in their opening Championship fixtures.
Meanwhile, the Italian will be hoping his side can add to their 3-0 victory over Rotherham on Saturday, as the Midlands side plan for an early push up the table.
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