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26th Aug, 2017 | 12:21pm

Manager raves about Tottenham 20-year-old after Friday display

By Harvey Byrne

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has raved about Tottenham youngster Josh Onomah after his deflected long-range effort in Friday evening’s 1-1 draw against Bristol City.

The 20-year-old midfielder made his sixth appearance for the Midlands giants on Friday evening after moving from Spurs in a season long loan deal earlier in the summer.

His temporary move away from north London comes after an impressive Under-20s World Cup with England and he has seemingly continued his form with the Villa Park outfit.

Onomah’s goal proved decisive on Friday evening with it equalising the scoreline and after the match Bruce admitted that he had struggled in the encounter at first, but also told he’s had a “really good start” to his Aston Villa career, while predicting him to be a “good player” in the future.

“Look Keinan (Davis) and Josh found it a bit of a struggle to start with, but they kept at it,” told Bruce, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail.

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“The Under-23s, no disrespect to it, is a million miles from playing at Ashton Gate with the atmosphere in the ground.

“So they can only get better. There was four or five of them on the pitch in the end which is good to see.

“Josh will remember it for the goal. He was a little bit fortunate, but he’s had a really good start and I think he’s going to be a good player.”

Onomah was considered a bright prospect in the Tottenham youth ranks and he has even already made 32 appearances for the Spurs first team, scoring once.

He will now be looking to continue with his form at Aston Villa, who are looking to win promotion back to the Premier League this season and sit in 15th place after five league matches.

In other Tottenham news, Paul Merson has predicted Spurs’ clash against Burnley.

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