Hutton: Aston Villa starlet in line to deputise for Ings after 'brilliant' development
Alan Hutton has claimed Aston Villa starlet Cameron Archer is in line for a regular first-team role after his Premier League debut.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Villa defender admitted he is buzzing over the 20-year-old’s potential after breaking into the senior side.
Archer made his league debut for Villa as a substitute in Saturday’s win over Manchester United.
His league outing comes after the youngster scored four goals in two League Cup games, including one against Chelsea.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this month, Villa have opened talks to extend the striker’s contract.
His current terms expire at the end of the season.
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With Archer now seemingly Villa’s third-choice striker, behind Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings, Hutton suggest there would be plenty of chances for the youngster.
“The trust is there, that’s the biggest thing,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“The biggest compliment is that the manager trusts him to put him on in these big situations.
“As a young player, he’s not fearful of it, going out and playing in these big stadiums. I mean he scored four goals in two cup games. That’s going to give you confidence anyway.
“He’s obviously an emerging talent, he’s homegrown, which the fans love. They’ll get right behind them.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can bring because he will be given opportunities.
“If you’re playing Watkins and Ings, there’s going to be times where one of them is going to come off.
“It is a great opportunity for him. It’s actually brilliant and it’s a great pathway for the young kids.”