Aston Villa will look to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat to Cardiff City on Saturday when they visit Reading in their third Championship match of the season on Tuesday night.
Villa are one of the favourites to secure promotion to the Premier League this term but their campaign hasn’t got off to the best start with Steve Bruce’s men taking just one point from their opening two matches.
One of the bright sparks of their disappointing beginning to the season has been 19-year-old midfielder Callum O’Hare, who impressed in the 2-1 win against Colchester United in the Carabao Cup last week before he impressed as a substitute against the Bluebirds at the weekend.
However, the teenager played 85 minutes of his side’s Under-23 clash on Monday night which would suggest that he won’t be involved against the Royals on Tuesday.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, with some saying that “the mind boggles” that he won’t be involved when so many of their senior players are struggling.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Bad news is that O'hare more than likely won't be in the squad vs Reading, played 85 minutes tonight in an under 23's game #AVFC
— AVFCNews (@Football_Pollss) August 14, 2017
Shame but at least he played well
— Nathan Cole (@NathanMole17) August 14, 2017
O'Hare ran his ass off again for 85 mins. No idea why he isn't being considered for tomorrow. #avfc
— AVFCchats (@AVFCchats) August 14, 2017
— Rob Jones (@UpTheAstonVilla) August 14, 2017
— The VILLA Bible (@VillaBible) August 14, 2017
One of few bright points in these opening games, O'Hare been selected for an u-23 game when he should start tomorrow. Brucesaurus Rex #avfc
— Tom Fox (@TomFox90) August 14, 2017
If O'Hare isn't in the squad tomorrow despite looking the only creative spark we have, Bruce isn't going to last long. #avfc
— Villa Views (@ViewsVilla) August 14, 2017
— GJ-AVFC (@GJ_AVFC) August 14, 2017