Keinan Davis made his fourth senior appearance of the season in the 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Friday – and some Aston Villa fans were impressed by his performance.
Villa secured a remarkable ninth win on the bounce in the Championship to strengthen their position in the play-off positions.
Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham both scored early in the second-half to ensure three points for Dean Smith’s side, while the result meant that hosts Bolton were relegated to League One.
But there was potentially bad news for Villa, as star centre-forward Abraham was substituted off after 60 minutes with what appeared to be a shoulder injury and it will be a nervous wait to hear the result.
Davis entered the action at striker and he managed to catch the eye with his cameo in the final half an hour.
The 21-year-old powerhouse showed his strength and hold up play, but was just missing the finishing and dragged on opportunity wide of the post.
Depending on the fate of Abraham, there could be more pressure on Davis to play a more important first-team role during the remainder of the campaign.
He is a promising young talent that adds a physicality to the frontline and the Bolton game should have been encouraging for him.
Here are some Villa fans commenting on Davis:
Hold up play is the best at the club by some distance. He doesn’t need to score mountains of goals to get the next level, but he does need to score some. #utv
— Zeus_AVFC (@Zeus_AVFC) April 19, 2019
Hold up play is superb the goals will come with confidence 👍
— john westwood (@wst1975) April 19, 2019
If Davis knew how to finish, we wouldnt need to buy a starting striker IF we got promoted. What a talent he is. #avfc
— Chrsmo (@Chrsmo) April 19, 2019
Still very young, not too worried but he does look very promising
— Jak 🐍 (@JakBatty1) April 19, 2019
Think he’d be awesome as part of a “front 2”
— Sam Mitchell (@mr_bojangles89) April 19, 2019
Keinan Davis has definitely got something, good player but just needs to learn how to finish #avfc
— Tom (@t_mcg_4) April 19, 2019
I have seen PLENTY from Keinan Davis to have full confidence in him if called upon for the remainder of the season. Anyone who disagrees is wrong.#AVFC
— Dec (@KingsyAVFC) April 19, 2019