Three Aston Villa youngsters that deserve a first team chance during the run-in
Aston Villa’s extremely faint hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs almost came to an end when they drew 1-1 against Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.
While it is mathematically possible that they could still finish in the top six, it would take a miracle now and manager Steve Bruce can already start looking ahead to next season.
While he will probably already know which senior players he wants to lead his promotion push next term and which can leave Villa Park in the summer, the former Hull City boss may want to take a closer look at some of his younger players in the final five league fixtures.
Bruce has shown that he isn’t afraid to have those youngsters in and around the first team squad during the current campaign, and he may feel that they deserve a start during the run-in.
Here are three Villa youngsters that should get an opportunity before the end of the season…