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Callum O’Hare staking claim for first-team place at Aston Villa

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Callum O’Hare staking claim for first-team place at Aston Villa

The creative midfielder could be a real asset to the Aston Villa first-team.

Aston Villa midfielder Callum O’Hare certainly had a tough summer. At the end of May he took part in the Hong Kong sevens tournament with other members of Aston Villa’s under-23 squad. The talented 20-year-old unfortunately suffered a knee ligament injury in the tournament and was ruled out for much of pre-season.

As reported by Birmingham Live, the youngster had been told he would be involved in the first-team this season, before the injury struck.

Aston Villa fans were gutted to hear about the injury. Many rate him as perhaps the club’s best talent in the under-23s and he could easily be the creative spark they appear to be missing so far this season.

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND – APRIL 16 : Callum O’Hare of Aston Villa scores for Aston Villa during the Premier League 2 match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa at Ewood Park on April 16, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

But there is certainly good news for those who want to see him in the Aston Villa first-team. O’Hare is back playing for the under-23s and it appears missing pre-season has not had a big impact on his performances.

 

He has received rave reviews for his displays against Fulham and Middlesbrough recently. He scored the winner as captain in the 2-1 win over Boro in his most recent outing.

It will be a tough ask breaking into the Aston Villa first-team. However, based on his displays since returning from injury, O’Hare is not a player to write off easily.

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