Aston Villa are having a very positive season in the Championship as they currently reside seventh in the table, five points adrift of leaders Cardiff City.
The 2016-17 campaign was disappointing for Steve Bruce’s side as they struggled to fight for a promotion or playoff spot.
The start of this season was not the most encouraging for Villans due to a three-game winless run, but they have since turned around their fortunes.
As it stands, the team have not been beaten in eight league games in a row and have won their last four.
The positive news continued this week when it was announced that 20-year-old Harry McKirdy has signed a new contract until the summer of 2019.
Villa have helped develop the Englishman’s game since 2013 when he joined from Stoke City, and he has gone on to become a regular for the Under-23s.
McKirdy is yet to make his senior debut, but was included in the first team during the club’s pre-season.
The youngster took to Twitter after the deal was finalised, and was met with many congratulatory messages from fans.
— harry mckirdy (@HarryMckirdy) October 9, 2017
Always knew it 👍🏽
— Matt Doherty (@Doh26) October 9, 2017
Top man Harry 👍🏽
— Scott Robinson, PhD (@ScottRobinson8) October 9, 2017
All the very best Harry 👍
— Darren Timmins (@DarrenT90430373) October 9, 2017
Saw you play against albion, glad to have you with us!
— ROBERT SMITH (@pkingsspotkick) October 9, 2017
All the best young man
— Steve Jones (@steviebona) October 9, 2017
Congratulations, well done UTV!!
— Karl Hewitt (@karl_hewitt) October 9, 2017
— Phil #UTV (@1killphil) October 9, 2017