Aston Villa player ratings vs Brisbane Roar: Youngsters shine in penultimate game down under as Digne escapes red

Villa fielded two different sides in their 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar

Cameron Archer was once again the man of the moment for Aston Villa as they narrowly saw out Brisbane Roar 1-0 in their penultimate game down under.

The young forward showed exactly why he needs to be in and around the first-team fray in 22/23, scoring the only goal of the game on a day others were left frustrated.

He converted a lovely cross in the 77th minute from another stand-out player, Kaine Kesler-Hayden to ensure Villa made it three wins in a row in pre-season and two out of two in the Queensland Champions Cup.

Here’s our player ratings from the Queensland Country Bank Stadium as Villa’s youngsters steal the show.

First-half. Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Cash, Chambers, Carlos, Digne; McGinn, Kamara; Coutinho, Bailey, Traore; Ings

Second-half. Aston Villa (4-1-2-1-2): Martinez [62’ Olsen]; Kesler, Konsa, Mings, Augustinsson [80’ Chrisene]; Luiz; Iroegbunam, Ramsey; Buendia; Archer, Watkins

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