Aston Villa youngster Jacob Ramsey has been speaking enthusiastically about his loan move to Doncaster Rovers, as reported by The Doncaster Free Press.
The 18-year-old made the temporary move from Villa Park to the Keepmoat Stadium on deadline day, having signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with his parent club.
This is his first big opportunity to play regular senior football, as he has only ever made three substitute appearances for Villa’s first-team.
Ramsey has been quoted by The Doncaster Free Press, speaking about what it is that has made this specific move so encouraging for him: “Before coming I looked at the table, I saw there was a couple of games in hand. You’re always thinking you’d like a crack at play-offs, Wembley, so I’m looking to do that here.
“I liked the way that we play, they’re still playing out from the back in the conditions at Tranmere.
“I just thought this is for me – playing through the middle of the park, getting the ball, turning and getting some goals.”
There has certainly been a positive start for the teenager, as fans were encouraged by the fact that he scored two goals on his debut, against Tranmere Rovers.
His reference to the conditions are about the pitch, which was in a very poor way for the match, with plenty of brown spots being visible – hardly ideal conditions for passing play.
Therefore, the fact that Doncaster were still playing a style of football that he feels brought the best out of him is a seriously pleasing sign, particularly because they should be playing on better surfaces during the rest of the campaign.
Ramsey’s loan side are also just three points outside of the playoffs as things stand, so there is a chance that the midfielder could be following Villa’s Carabao Cup finalists to Wembley.
Overall, the early signs are strong, indicating that this is a loan move Villa fans should be looking out for intently.