Villa’s senior team may have seen their seven match unbeaten run in the Championship come to an end on Saturday, but the clubs fans’ think that their youth academy might have the answers to kickstart another good run of form after the U23’s demolished Wolves 6-1.
A brace from Corey-Blackett Taylor alongside strikes from Callum O’Hare, Harvey Knibbs and Alex Prosser cancelled out Jose Xavier’s first-half goal, and the Villans now sit just one point off Group 2 leaders Blackburn Rovers in the race to secure the only automatic promotion spot to the top tier of the PL2.
With the absence of senior team players Jack Grealish and Albert Adomah looking set to continue for tonight’s fixture with Preston North End, Villa fans are calling for manager Steve Bruce to make the most of the youth team’s success and make a few call-ups.
O’Hare in particular has been catching a few eyes as a potential solution to Villa’s injury woes…
If we are without Grealish again Tuesday we need O'Hare in there. #avfc
— Jason Price (@PriceyNumber1) February 17, 2018
If any of em are fit enough for tomorrow get em on the bench instead of whelan
— James (@JxmesAV) February 19, 2018
How you aren’t playing for the first team I’ll never know
— UTV (@SprJackGrealish) February 19, 2018
I think great replacement for Jack if he's still out. A very capable player needs more 1st team footy. The next Jack Grealish = Callum O'Hare. UTV
— AstonVillaClan (@AstonVillaClan) February 19, 2018
O’Hare could help Villa reclaim second place tonight, which they will retake with a win over Preston and a Cardiff loss tomorrow night against Ispwich Town.