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Aston Villa could ditch Leon Bailey for Louie Barry

Aston Villa have been in terrible form lately, and with a defence constantly leaking goals and a toothless front line, Steven Gerrard is under increasingly mounting pressure.

He has led his side to 16th this season and has won once in their last eight Premier League games. They have scored just seven goals in ten matches.

Should Aston Villa give Louie Barry a chance?

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One such example of a player who has contributed to this lacklustre attack is Leon Bailey, who continues to be an incredibly expensive flop for the Midlands club.

The £100k-per-week forward has only scored three times in 28 games for his side and has just two goal contributions this season.

Perhaps Gerrard could revitalise his front line and potentially save his job, by bringing in youngster Louie Barry either in January or next season.

The winger surely cannot do any worse than the Jamaican.

The 19-year-old is currently out on loan with MK Dons, earning some vital senior experience at a side struggling in League One.

However, it is at youth level that he truly caught the eye.

Having scored eight goals in eight games for the U18s, he was moved up to the U21s. Once in that age group, he would score 15 times in 22; another division where he was arguably too good.

He probably earned most of his acclaim when he scored his side’s only goal in a 4-1 FA Cup drubbing against Liverpool, making his record one goal in one game for the Villa senior side.

It was a goal that had Ian Wright singing his praises too, dubbing it an “amazingly clinical finish.

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He continued: “Now what I’ve seen of him is enough for me to say I wouldn’t mind seeing him again, in a certain team, if you can get the ball to him.”

His performances for West Bromwich Albion even earned him a move to Barcelona’s youth academy, where he was signed by Villa from.

His versatility means that any of Gerrard’s attackers should feel threatened by his presence. However, given Bailey’s particularly bad performances, he surely must be the man to make way should Barry finally be unleashed in the Villans’ senior side.

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