Aston Villa are having a very solid campaign and former footballer Danny Mills has been discussing how big a blow Matty Cash’s absence will be following the latest injury update on the Englishman.
Mills highlights impact of Matty Cash
Mills was full of praise for a few players at the club, but did believe the injury to the defender will be a big issue as he told Football Insider: “John McGinn coming back into that midfield, Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish have been exceptional and Ollie Watkins is a constant threat.
“It’s a blow but they’ll manage. People keep going ‘these games are coming thick and fast because of covid’ but everybody is in the same boat, everybody has games coming thick and fast. If everybody’s tired, the better players should win games.
“If the poor teams are tired and the good teams are tired, then surely the good teams should win. It shouldn’t make a huge difference on the whole situation. Every team gets injuries, no matter what season it is, no matter what’s going on in the world. It’s why you have a squad of 25 players, you have to deal with it.”
Cash will be a huge miss
The right-back, who signed from Championship side Nottingham Forest in the summer (Transfermarkt) has been a revelation for Villa and has been crucial to the club picking up 12 clean sheets in the Premier League so far. Cash has picked up two assists, but more importantly he has been a rock in the defence, managing 2.6 tackles, 2.3 interceptions and 3.1 clearances a game (WhoScored).
He has received praise from many, including Trevor Sinclair who said on talkSPORT (2:29pm, February 6, 2021): “Both full-backs Matty Cash and Matt Target were excellent”, and Paul Robinson, who dubbed his performances this season as “outstanding“.
He is only 23 years-old and in his first campaign in the top-flight but already looks like he has the potential to be a very solid defender for many seasons. He has featured in 21 games this season and all this taken into account emphasises why it will be a blow for Villa. They can still manage without him, but with veteran Ahmed Elmohamady replacing him, the club will lose a lot of pace and flair down the right flank.
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