The Aston Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern are in serious danger of seeing their club’s season go off the rails if it hasn’t already. Poor results over the last two weeks have led to the fans looking elsewhere for ideas, and they may have found it in their U23 side. Forwards Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Callum O’Hare have netted seven goals between them in their four games for Villa’s U23 side and the young Villains have won their last six games in a row.
Four #AVFC U23 games. Seven goals between these two.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) 2 April 2018
Steve Bruce’s senior squad could take some inspiration from the prolific young duo as the club has only managed one goal in their last 270 minutes of football, losing to QPR and Bolton before being held to a goalless draw against Hull. The recent form of Villa has come as a big shock considering that prior to their 3-1 home loss to QPR, The Villains had bludgeoned the League leaders Wolves 4-1, scoring three goals in 28 second-half minutes. With Villa’s automatic promotion hopes all but over, the Birmingham club will be hoping they can gain some momentum ahead of the playoffs at the end of the season.
If the club continues on their disappointing run of form, they’ll have to look elsewhere for goals. That’s where young Hepburn-Murphy and O’Hare come in. The pair has scored seven goals between them in their last four appearances and look lethal when deployed together. The pair would not look amiss in England’s second-flight given their current hot-streak and tonight’s game against struggling Reading at Villa Park would provide a risk-free opportunity for the two youngsters to show the fans what they’re capable of.
You can read our local Villa fans’ verdict on the youngsters here:
Shame they can't get much first team time
— The Villa Villain (@UTV31) April 2, 2018
Next season with a decent manager in charge that will be our future, optimism
— steve beach (@steveandkaren13) April 2, 2018
When FFP kicks into overdrive if we fail to go up, these are the exact players who should and likely will, become the fulcrum of the team #avfc
— Kelt Smallpox (@BeefyBiffa) April 2, 2018
Trust me Bruce would never ever play them
— nickhess (@headmond81) April 2, 2018
Too Good for the first team.. should get some experience
— Patrik Hedin (@PatrikHedin1) 2 April 2018
Secret weapon for the play offs!
— John (@hopeyistheman) April 2, 2018
Get them playing together in the first team. They deserve the chance
— Lauren (@Loz_Whitehouse) 2 April 2018
Put them both in the side Saturday we might bloody score and may b win
— BIG AL (@alanwri81841123) April 2, 2018
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