Gary Gardner hopes himself and brother Craig can follow in the footsteps of the Charltons and Nevilles and one day play for England as they prepare to face each other for the first time.

Villa midfielder Gary and Sunderland counterpart Craig are set to lock horns in Saturday's Barclays Premier League encounter at Villa Park.

Gary said: "We've played in the same reserve side at Villa but the only time we've faced each other before was in the back garden as kids. People mention the Charlton brothers and the Neville brothers and I'd definitely love to be bracketed with these guys one day."

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