After completing his loan from Aston Villa to Doncaster Rovers, Jacob Ramsey marked his debut with the League One outfit by bagging a brace against Tranmere Rovers.
The 18-year-old had not scored in any of his three senior appearances for Villa, so the fact that he has been able to get off the mark so quickly is definitely an encouraging sign.
It is safe to say that the return has got Villa fans excited about his prospects going forward.
— villareport (@villareport) February 4, 2020
His, and Doncaster’s, first goal of the evening came courtesy of a first-time left-footed effort from a low cross that gave the goalkeeper next-to-no chance of saving it.
That was then followed up by an intelligent run into the box that saw him beat the Tranmere defender in the air, which allowed him to fire a header into the top corner.
He also impressed with his general play, completing the one tackle he attempted, maintaining a pass success rate of 86% and winning both of his aerial duels, which was enough to see him named Man of the Match by WhoScored.
What a debut
— Ash Skinner (@Villaboy89) February 4, 2020
Damn bro, you didn’t waste any time
— Aston Villa Rise (@aston_rise) February 4, 2020
2 goals from centre mid at a good level at his age – this is mightily impressive
— Luke Jackson (@lukeybaby1990) February 4, 2020
Well done Jake keep it up son.
— H/AVFC69 (@howardg08450159) February 4, 2020
There is excitement about Ramsey outside of this game as well, with one fan referring to him as “the next generation”.
In addition to his Doncaster debut, Ramsey has six goals and four assists from 12 Premier League 2 appearances this campaign.
One fan has even suggested that the teenager’s time could be similar to Jack Grealish’s at Notts County, in which the talisman got five goals and seven assists – we all know how things have ended up for him.
He’s the next generation along with vassilev and archer last generation failed with hephurn Murphy and o hare etc
— ItsReinaSZN (@R_eina_SZN) February 4, 2020
— SL (@AVFC_SSxL) February 4, 2020
This has Jack Grealish Notts County spell written all over it
— Aaron Tiwari (@AeroBoyOrigins) February 4, 2020