Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to displays of emerging stars, put boot into axed trio
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa academy graduate Keinan Davis came off the bench to score two goals as the Midlands club thumped Worcester City 5-1 in a pre-season friendly- and supporters on Twitter were pleased with the team’s performance, despite the championship club going behind early on.
Roberto Di Matteo had set-up a double header for the squad with one game being played against non-league side Telford, where they were victorious, 2-1, and the other against Worcester.
As reported by Football Insider, Micah Richards and Leonardo Bacuna played no part in the games, while Lescott came on as a second half substitute – further indication that the manager is set to axe the trio.
18-year-old Davis replaced experienced striker Gabby Agbonlahor who got stick for his performance from supporters. The majority feel the youngsters should be given a chance ahead of the ex-Villa captain.
Four goals came from academy players, two from Davis, one from the club’s youngest ever Premier League player Rushian H-Murphy and the other from Jack Grealish, striker Libor Kozak added the other.
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One supporter felt the youngsters should be given a chance in the Championship as they have the capabilities to put in performances in the second-tier.
Here are their reactions on Twitter:
— Harry ???? (@HJMav) July 16, 2016
bet rafa i quaking in his boots????
— 'Harrison Minett' (@DaftApple) July 16, 2016
— Jake (@Jakeyb14) 16 July 2016
if we've learnt anything it's that Gabby has to go! Not good enough even at this level.
— Simon Dyke (@SimonDyke1) July 16, 2016
Some food for thought off the youngsters for Di Matteo, Positive!
— Roger. W (@RogW38) July 16, 2016
gotta be in contention next year, great talent
— Harry (@htl_00) July 16, 2016
he's gonna be some player! I hope bringing in a new cf won't hinder him, he deserves a run in the side, got quality
— Chris Davis (@ChrisDavis_52) July 16, 2016
In the latest Aston Villa team news, Roberto Di Matteo has given his biggest indication yet as he is prepared to axe three senior players.