Lichaj returns for reserves

Lichaj returns for reserves

Published Jan. 17, 2012 7:15 p.m. ET

Lichaj completed 45 minutes for the reserves in Tuesday afternoon's 7-1 success over Wolves at Bodymoor Heath.

The United States international, 23, was handed his Premier League debut 13 months ago by the then Villa manager Gerard Houllier.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Leeds United.

Lichaj scored his first senior goal for Villa in the home Carling Cup win over Hereford in August before requiring an operation.