By Will Butcher

Aston Villa have confirmed that youngster Keinan Davis has signed a new two-year deal at Villa Park.

The 18-year-old forward has put pen to paper on a new contract, with his previous Villa Park deal set to expire in the summer.

Villa revealed the news on their official Twitter account, as they look to keep their highly-rated prospects in the Midlands and away from the clutches of potential interested parties.

Wearing the number 45 shirt, Davis was snapped up from non-league outfit Biggleswade Town after impressing Villa’s scouts in December 2015.

Although yet to make a senior appearance for Steve Bruce’s side, Davis has starred in Villa’s reserve side this season as a secondary striker.

In his 18 appearances for the Under-23s, Davis has struck four times and provided the same amount in assists, prompting former Sunderland boss Bruce to tie him down at Villa Park.

However, Davis is likely to be made to wait for a first-team opportunity as Villa possess an abundance of strikers.

The likes of Jonathan Kodjia, Ross McCormack, Rudy Gestede, Libor Kozak, Jordan Ayew and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy are all considered ahead of Davis.

A loan move away from the Midlands giants could be next on the agenda for the teenage hotshot, as he looks to gain first-team experience and prove to Bruce that he has what it takes to make an impact on the first team.

In other Aston Villa news, this defender could be set to return from injury against QPR on Sunday.