All money from the day will raise funds for Forces Support, who operate all over the UK. They provide practical support for bereaved military families. This help for the families of the fallen sounds simple but has shown to have hugely beneficial effects for those left behind.

Ken McNaught, Aston Villa European Cup XI, said: “I would personally like to thank all our former players for giving up their time to come and join our Legends side for this very worthwhile event. We are all very much looking forward to this match and raising money for Forces Support.”

Bill McCance, founder of Forces Support said: “As with the Coventry City side, there are some fantastic names in the Villa showcase team playing for our charity. I know all the Villa fans that come along for this event are going to be thrilled by seeing their heroes in action.”

Several places remain for supporters from each side who wish to take the opportunity to play for 15 minutes in the second half of this match. A fee of £200 will be charged which will be used as a donation to the charity. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Email Brian Seymour-Smith at for details.

Legends squad: Nigel Spink, Neil Cutler, Ian Ward, Ken McNaught, Pat Heard, Colin Gibson, Bryan Small, Des Bremner, Gordon Cowans, John Capaldi, Tony Morley, Ryan Amoo, Lee Hendrie, Darren Byfield, Martin Carruthers, Ben Pett, Dean Smith, Gary Shaw.