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Aston Villa can soon ditch Cash for Kaine Kesler

After their miserable opening third of this Premier League campaign, Aston Villa opted to swap Steven Gerrard for Unai Emery in an attempt to see some benefit come from all the money they have spent.

The former manager had a set-in-stone tactical idea when he joined the Midlands giants, having had incredible success with Rangers, by relying on the full-backs to create and score.

Should Villa give Kaine Kesler a chance?

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In Scotland, he was blessed with one of the better goalscoring right-backs in recent history, as James Tavernier still boasts a record of 89 goals and 112 assists for his club.

Although he entered a side that had a fine deputy in Matty Cash, it was perhaps naïve to think he would be able to dominate as the former Newcastle United man had done on his way to the Scottish Premiership title.

In all honesty, the Poland international let him down completely, as he is yet to score or assist in 11 Premier League games this season.

With the new manager now in place, and likely briefed on the form of his side, perhaps he might look to give the 25-year-old a kickstart by threatening to bring youngster Kaine Kesler into the fold.

The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town, getting another taste of senior football having already made one appearance for the Villa first team in the 2020/21 FA Cup campaign.

He is making all the necessary steps towards the Villans’ starting squad, as last season he spent on loan at promotion-chasers Milton Keynes Dons and before that it was Swindon Town.

That latter spell led journalist Johnny Leighfield to label him “a cut above”, boasting “he’s got a brilliant turn of pace and a player who likes to do his damage up the other end of the pitch.”

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He continued: “He’s got everything about him to play either Championship or Premier League football regularly.”

With seven Championship appearances under his belt already, he will be looking to translate the four goals he scored in the Premier League 2 during the aforementioned season into senior success.

In time, it seems like Kesler will soon be ready to compete with Cash for that coveted right-back spot. Especially if he continues to let down the new manager, Kesler might be able to snap up a fine opportunity.

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