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Hepburn-Murphy and O’Hare should seek January exits

Hepburn-Murphy and O’Hare should seek January exits

Aston Villa will be gutted with their second-half performance against Leeds United, as they threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at Villa Park.

The Villains have definitely offered more excitement under Dean Smith and look like a much better side, but there’s still a couple of things missing at this moment in time.

And, a number of the club’s youngsters have struggled to make regular first-team appearances in the current campaign, which certainly hasn’t helped their progression. Of course, with the January transfer window almost here, perhaps a couple of the club’s youth players will look to enjoy regular minutes elsewhere.

With that being said, this exciting young Aston Villa PAIR simply have to force January exits…

CALLUM O’HARE

Callum O’Hare has so often been the star of the show for Aston Villa’s under-23s, but first-team opportunities have gone missing in the current campaign.

Indeed, the talented 20-year-old has all the ingredients to become a future star for the Villains, with his pace, skill and passing ability putting him on a similar path to Jack Grealish.

However, with the youngster currently failing to breakthrough into the first-team, Dean Smith has no choice but to find him a loan move away in January to provide him with the foundations to develop.

RUSHIAN HEPBURN-MURPHY

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has been tipped for big things in the future but his Aston Villa career has come to a standstill, having failed to feature in the first-team since the 1st of September.

The winger has plenty of pace and power at his disposal but using it to good effect has been an issue for him.

And, with the likes of Jonathan Kodjia, Tammy Abraham, Anwar El Ghazi, Yannick Bolasie, Scott Hogan and Albert Admoah all ahead of him in the pecking order, perhaps he should go on in search of a permanent move away.

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