Many Aston Villa fans have been discussing who they want to replace Ross Barkley following his injury. It looks like the player most want to see is Conor Hourihane.
Former Villa striker Garry Thompson praised the player in the past, saying: “I have given Conor Hourihane a bit of stick for some of the defending he has done at times. I thought he was magnificent. He was the first one in anytime there’s a ruck.”
If he is to play he needs to prove that he warrants a place in the starting eleven, with one fan saying ‘he deserves a chance’.
Before his injury in the match against Brighton, Barkley played five times in the Premier League, managing two goals and one assist. Villa have definitely lost a huge threat if his problem is serious, as he has averaged 3.4 shots, three key passes and 2.2 successful dribbles per game (WhoScored).
However, Hourihane could be a very good temporary replacement. He’s been rarely seen in the Premier League this season, playing just 154 top flight minutes, however he has shown his quality as he has managed one goal and one assist in that time (Transfermarkt).
Here is what Villa fans had to say about Hourihane:
— Aston Villa News (@AVFC_News) November 26, 2020
@ConorHourihane deserves a good run in the starting side.
— Damien Mc Donnell (@fishnaldo) November 27, 2020
Hourihane. Got a point to prove also. Could be a win win. 🤷♂️
— Scott Robbins (@Scotty_Villa) November 26, 2020
Conor Hourahaine and no one else
— Jack Fisher (@polarForest_) November 26, 2020
— Stephen Lemon (@cnesta11) November 26, 2020
I’d like to see Conor but I would like Ramsey to be given some game time, we need our youngsters to shine as they are the future.
— david rowntree (@davidprowntree) November 27, 2020
Think Connor deserves a chance
— dean bailey (@dbay83) November 26, 2020
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