ASTON Villa defender Liam Ridgewell could make his Football League debut tomorrow following confirmation of his one-month loan deal with Cherries.

The England Under-19 defender links up with Sean O'Driscoll's squad for training today ahead of their mouthwatering Division 3 clash against high-riding Hartlepool United (3pm) at Dean Court.

The match is being televised live by Sky Sports, but that won't be a new experience for 18-year-old Ridgewell.

Only two days ago, on Thursday, he played a major role for England Under-19s, scoring his country's second goal in the 2-2 draw with Yugoslavia at Kidderminster in another game transmitted live across the country by Sky.

Cherries manager Sean O'Driscoll is without key defenders Shaun Maher and Jason Tindall, who both have knee injuries, for tomorrow's clash with United.

That's why he has drafted in the highly-rated Ridgewell for a month as cover while Maher and Tindall battle to regain full fitness.

Ridgewell, a left-footed player, was a key member of the Villa side that won last season's FA Youth Cup after beating Everton 4-2 on aggregate in a two-legged final.

And his temporary move to Dean Court has been paved by the success of Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Cooke's one-month spell with Cherries last season.

Cooke also made his Football League debut with Cherries last March and made a total of seven full and substitute appearances in his brief stay with the club.

Cherries manager Sean O'Driscoll said: "Villa are keen to give Liam more experience by letting him come to us, especially after Stephen spent a loan period here earlier this year.

"Stephen, when he came here, impressed everyone and he also enjoyed himself.

"Players talk to each other when they have been out on loan and Liam has probably thought that if he gets the chance, he'd like to go out on loan as well.

"We're just happy and thankful to Villa that they have decided to let him come here because we needed a central defender with two out."

Cherries fans will be able to buy tickets for tomorrow's game from the Dean Court ticket office today from 10am to 1pm.

The ticket office will also be open from 10am to kick-off tomorrow, but supporters are advised to buy tickets today to avoid having to queue on match-day.