Last Updated: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:13
Boss Paul Lambert watched Villa's talented Under-21 side be held to a draw by table-topping Sunderland at Tamworth last night.
Riccardo Calder netted his first goal of the season for Gordon Cowans' youngsters who were pegged back by a strong Black Cats side that featured Connor Wickham and Andrea Dossena.
Graham Burke returned to the Villa fold following a loan spell in League One with Shrewsbury Town and hit the post on three minutes after Callum Robinson muscled his way down the right hand side to tee up his strike partner.
Calder opened the scoring on 30 minutes when he came in off the left flank and reacted quickest to guide Andras Stieber's right-wing cross into the net from close range.
David Moberg Karlsson equalised for the visitors on 62 minutes when he controlled followed up George Honeyman's effort when it rebounded from the post.
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