By Tony Hughes

Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has posted a Twitter message for the team ahead of their derby game with Birmingham on Sunday.

Hendrie started his career at Aston Villa and spent 14 years at the club, scoring 32 goals in 251 appearances.

He proved that he’s still a Villan at heart, after posting a message on his personal Twitter account on Sunday morning, ahead of the eagerly-awaited Championship game at midday.

It’s the first time the two sides have met in England’s second tier in 29 years, when Villa won 2-1 away.

The two rivals did meet in the League Cup last year and Villa also beat their rivals then, with a goal from Rudy Gestede the difference between the two sides.

Former Birmingham manager Steve Bruce hasn’t lost a game since taking over at Villa, and he takes his side into the derby following back-to-back wins.

In other Aston Villa news, fans have taken to Twitter to roar their team on ahead of the derby game v Birmingham on Sunday.