By Amir Mir

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy posted a Twitter message after helping Aston Villa under-23s to a 3-3 draw against West Brom on Monday night.

The 18-year-old striker boasted about scoring another goal as Villa picked up a point against their Midlands rivals in their Premier League 2 encounter at Aggborough.

Harry McKirdy gave Villa the lead after 11 minutes before the playmaker doubled his side’s advantage 13 minutes later.

However, the Baggies produced a fightback seven minutes later with Tahvon Campbell pulling one back before senior striker Sadio Berhaino netted a brace going into the break to give his side the lead.

But with eight minutes to go on the clock striker Hepburn-Murphy was brought down in the penalty area as he duly converted from the spot to share the spoils.

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After the game, Hepburn-Murphy posted this message to supporters on his personal Twitter account.

Birmingham-born Hepburn-Murphy has scored seven goals in 11 games for the under-23s this season.

Additionally, he has featured on two occasions for the senior side in the Championship, most recently as a substitute during the 1-0 loss at Cardiff on January 2.

Steve Bruce was set to pick the youngster for Villa’s FA Cup defeat against Tottenham on Sunday but he axed the academy product for not signing a new deal at the club.

His contract is due to expire this summer as the Midlands side are keen to tie up one of their hottest prospects.

In other Aston Villa news, the club is in battle with reported Premier League sides for this versatile 24-year-old. 

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