Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he would pick Keinan Davis if it was a choice between the 23-year-old and his striker rival Wesley.
It leaves Davis and Wesley as the Englishman’s deputies for the time being, though the latter has only just returned after picking up a serious knee injury last season.
Fit or not, though, Hendrie has made it clear he prefers Davis over the Brazilian, believing the former’s hold-up play is superior – and of course, he scored the equaliser in the 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about the two strikers, the ex-Villa player said:
“I like the way he [Davis] works that line and works hard and the balls that have gone into him… if I’m being honest, between him and Wesley, I’d have Keinan Davis all day. I just feel that Keinan holds up the ball a lot better and then it’s all about the players getting in around him.”
According to The Telegraph, Villa are set to enter the market for a striker this summer, so it will be interesting to see what impact that has on Davis and Wesley.