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Aston Villa: Fans discuss Conor Hourihane’s impact this season

Aston Villa: Fans discuss Conor Hourihane’s impact this season - Aston Villa News

Many Aston Villa fans have given their opinion on Conor Hourihane’s impact this season, after it emerged that he has played just 38% of available minutes in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).

The Villa Park outfit currently sit 19th in the English top flight having struggled to find any consistency throughout the 2019/2020 campaign.

Gaining promotion from the Championship via the play-off final last term, midfielder Hourihane played a vital part in the Midlands club’s return to the Premier League notching up 47 league appearances (including play-offs), scoring eight goals and providing 12 assists (Transfermarkt).

However, this time round, the Republic of Ireland international has struggled to find playing time under Dean Smith.

Appearing 18 times for Villa in the league, the 29-year-old has struggled to replicate the form he showed last term.

Villa, who return to league action against Sheffield United next Wednesday, have one game in hand over their relegation rivals and Hourihane’s lack of playing time has now prompted a debate amongst fans on whether or not he should be handed a chance when the Premier League returns.

It seems opinion is split and whilst some don’t seem to think he is the answer, others would like to see him given a chance. One even suggested they would rather see him play than loanee Danny Drinkwater, indeed the ex-Leicester man has failed to impress at Villa Park so far, averaging a meagre 5.74 WhoScored rating.

Do you think Hourihane should have played more for Villa? Let us know in the comments section below…


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