- Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Aston Villa start life in the Championship this afternoon with an away trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
It is manager Roberto Di Matteo's first competitive game in charge of Villa.
The club this week announced the £12 million signing of striker Ross McCormack from Fulham.
Aston Villa FC have named Tommy Elphick as team captain.
The 28-year-old central defender joined the club from Bournemouth for a reported £3m fee.
Aston Villa's goalkeeper Brad Guzan has completed his move to Middlesbrough, the club have announced.
The United States international has agreed a two-year contract with the Teessiders.
Guzan made 34 appearances for relegated Villa last season and played every match in the USA's run to the Copa America semi-final.
The 31-year-old is likely to be back-up at Boro to former Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who joined the newly-promoted Premier League club earlier this month.
Stiliyan Petrov has been told he would not be handed a playing contract at Aston Villa, but instead would be offered a different role.
Boss Roberto Di Matteo praised Petrov’s integrity, determination and character and has offered him the opportunity to remain at Bodymoor Heath in a different role.
Di Matteo said:
Stiliyan is an inspiration to all of us. I have spoken to him and explained my thoughts and offered him the chance to remain at the Club.
Stiliyan is going to discuss this with his family before coming back to us.
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The Chief Executive of Birmigham Airport, Paul Kehoe, has spoken to ITV News Central about Dean Saunder's parking fee:
Airport bosses in Birmingham have waived football pundit Dean Saunders' parking fee for leaving his car in their short-stay car park.
Birmingham Airport bosses exclusively told ITV News Central they would instead ask that the former Wolves manager give the money to a charity of his choice.
The former Aston Villa, Derby County and Nottingham Forest striker headed to France to work as a pundit during Wales' Euro 2016 bid - but, believing their stay in the contest would be short-lived, he parked up in the short stay car park.
However, as they managed to reach the semi-finals, he began racking up a huge fee.
The airport had initially promised to scrap the fine if Wales emerged victorious, but after they crashed out in a 2-0 loss to Portugal yesterday, bosses decided to ask for a charity donation instead.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani within three minutes of one another in the second half of the match sealed Wales' exit.
Four years after being diagnosed with leukaemia Stiliyan Petrov is returning to Aston Villa.
The former Villa captain will take part in pre-season training at first-team level.
Manager Roberto Di Matteo has revealed he will travel with the group to Austria and join the squad at their training camp.
Im so happy I've been given the opportunity to join @avfcofficial 1st team for pre-season. I've put a lot of hard work to come to this stage
And the last hurdle will be even tougher but Im physically and mentally prepared to jump over it!
Thanks a lot for all your continuous support and I hope you all get behind the team whatever my outcome is! They need you more than ever