Aston Villa paid tribute to former defender Jlloyd Samuel on Tuesday after he was killed in a car accident in Cheshire. He was 37.

The home side wore black armbands for their Sky Bet Championship play-off second leg against Middlesbrough at Villa Park.

There was also a minute's applause before the game while fans chanted the defender's name ahead of kick off.

During the applause Villa's big screens showed Samuel's two league goals for the club - both against Charlton during the 2003-04 season.

In a statement, Cheshire Police said Samuel died following a crash involving the 4x4 he was driving and a van at High Legh, near Warrington.

A spokesman for the force said: "At around 7.55am police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover near to Costcutter on West Lane.

"Sadly the driver of the car, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene.

"His next of kin have been informed and are currently being supported by specially trained officers.

"The driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment."

Samuel was born in Trinidad before moving to England where he represented London Schoolboys teams.

He played youth football for Charlton before joining Aston Villa, where he made 199 appearances between 1999 and 2007.

Samuel was capped by England from Under-18 to Under-21 level and was an unused substitute for a senior international against Sweden in 2004.

He attempted to switch international allegiance before Trinidad and Tobago played at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Although his application was rejected by FIFA because he was over 21 at the time, he represented Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and won two caps.

Samuel also played for Bolton and had loan spells at Gillingham and Cardiff before ending his playing career in Iran in 2015.