Aston Villa fans want Smith to play teenager Kesler after end-of-season injury to Cash
Aston Villa fans are eager for Dean Smith to hand teenager defender Kaine Kesler after the Villians manager confirmed that Matty Cash will miss the remaining fixtures of the Premier League season.
The Villa boss confirmed to Ashley Preece of Birmingham Live via Twitter that the 23-year-old defender will the last two games of the season following the Midlands-based club’s 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace this weekend, with Cash missing out through a hamstring injury.
Ahemd Elmohamady took the right-back spot against the Eagles, with the Egyptian international playing a role in the hosts’ equalising goal as Wilfried Zaha’s shot bounced off the 33-year-old defender, who made his eighth start of the season in the league, yet despite his experience, Villa fans on social media want to see Smith hand a start to teenage defender Kaine Kesler with Cash ruled out for the remaining games of the campaign.
Kesler has made the Premier League bench on numerous occasions for Villa, though the 18-year-old right-back is yet to make a league appearance for the villains, and for supporters on social media, they are keen for the youngster to take up the spot with Cash now out of action.
Here’s what some fans had to say about Kesler on Twitter…
For me Kessler needs a run at RB. Elmo has been a great servant to the club but we need to be looking to the future.
— Dale Pritchard (@dezp81) May 16, 2021
Play kesler hayden and try something different. If we want to move forward as a club stop giving players like barkley and elmo minutes. They won’t be playing for us much longer
— George (@BarronAVFC1) May 16, 2021
Surely @KaineKeslerHayd plays!!!
— Jack Bennett (@JackbAVFC123) May 16, 2021
Kaine Kesler. https://t.co/tttEVcGYuk
— ً (@_BABUSHKABOI) May 16, 2021
Time for Kesler then. Should be involved next season so great opportunity to get him game time now. Elmo only plays out of sentiment. Need to be looking to the future now. Same goes for Chukwuemeka, JPB. Does Smith have the nerve though..? #avfc https://t.co/cpBqO01oLr
— The Morning Son (@Chris_AVFC1983) May 16, 2021
Pls Smith Just play kessler https://t.co/FmIAxve7F7
— BenUTV (@Superrjack1) May 16, 2021
Kesler played in Villa’s 4-1 FA Cup loss to Liverpool at the start of the year.
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