In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has shared his delight over Keinan Davis’ recent impact at Villa Park.
The 23-year-old has been coming off the bench for Dean Smith’s side of late and has by no means done a bad job in these cameos, including against Fulham and when he netted the equaliser against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
It was Davis, after being brought on for Morgan Sanson just before the 70th minute, who helped Villa to make it 2-1 versus the west London club when he set up fellow substitute Trezeguet for his second goal of the game, before his injury-time strike against the Baggies.
After initially going down, in the end, it was a good day for Davis and Villa, and Hendrie has since praised the English forward for his recent displays.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about the player, Hendrie said:
“I’m really, really pleased for Keinan. He’s got himself back fit again and I’ve got to say he’s really impressed me. The only thing with Keinan is that he just doesn’t score enough goals, which is the big downfall for him because the work he does in and around the pitch.
“Every time I’ve seen him come on, he does look like something different that Villa [can] bring and, you know, fortunate for Ollie that he’s coming on and giving him that second striker, which is helping him out there.”
Last season, Davis failed to score in any of his Premier League appearances, so there is definitely work to be done there.