Aston Villa may have made the wrong decision by sending Kaine Kesler-Hayden out on loan, Birmingham Live journalist Ashley Preece says.
It was confirmed on Friday that Villa had sent Kesler-Hayden to Championship outfit Huddersfield Town on a season-long loan deal.
The right-back made two temporary moves last term, spending the first half of the campaign with Swindon Town and the second with MK Dons.
Steven Gerrard has two out-and-out right-backs in his squad – Matty Cash and Frederic Guilbert – but the latter’s day at Villa Park look to be numbered after he was sent to train with the Under-23s.
Writing on Twitter, Preece said he is ‘disappointed’ that Villa have decided to loan Kesler-Hayden out rather than integrating him into the first-team set-up.
Having ‘watched a lot of him’, he reckons he’s ready ‘to push for game time at AVFC’.
Does Preece have a point?
He’s earned international recognition too, featuring six times for England at Under-20 level.
Swindon Town reporter Jonny Leighfield has raved about his ‘brilliant turn of pace’ and his ability to ‘do damage’ going forward.
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He even went as far as to claim that he has ‘got everything’ to play ‘Premier League football regularly’, including ‘the out-and-out quality‘.
Perhaps he viewed the potential departure of Guilbert as a potential opportunity, but clearly Villa don’t see it that way.
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