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Aston Villa fans want Dean Smith to consider using youngster Jacob Ramsey

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Aston Villa fans want Dean Smith to consider using youngster Jacob Ramsey

Aston Villa youngster Jacob Ramsey is a player that has been on the fringes of the first-team squad so far this season – but some of the club’s fans on Twitter are desperate to see him get some more minutes.

The Birmingham-born teenager has come through the Villa academy and is a highly-rated talent that usually slots in as an attacking midfielder.

Ramsey has made four senior appearances so far this season in all competitions, starting all three games in the Carabao Cup and also featuring off the bench in the Premier League back in September against Fulham.

A selection of Villa supporters on social media feel that the 19-year-old should get more opportunities, especially as their has been a reported injury to one of the senior players.

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According to the Express and Star, attacking midfielder Ross Barkley is going to miss at least the next two Premier League matches with a hamstring injury.

The 26-year-old has been a key figure at the early stages of the season and been instrumental in a team that have 15 points from their opening eight league matches.

Dean Smith’s side are currently preparing for a trip on Monday night to West Ham, before they host Newcastle United four days later.

With Barkley expected to miss both league fixtures, some Villa fans believe youngster Ramsey could be the ideal man to replace him.

It seems unlikely that Villa boss Smith is going to throw him in for his first start and Conor Hourihane looks the most likely stand-in, but it could at least push him up the pecking order to feature on the bench.

 

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