A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to praise Villans Under-23s star Kaine Kesler for his latest impressive display.
The 18-year-old scored a brace and also claimed an assist as Mark Delaney’s charges ran out 4-0 winners over Wolves U23s in Friday’s Premier League 2 match at Bodymoor Heath.
Aston Villa first-team manager Dean Smith and coaches John Terry, Craig Shakespeare and Richard O’Kelly were all in attendance as Villa’s U23s delivered an outstanding performance.
Kesler opened the scoring after just five minutes, Villa breaking from a Wolves corner and surging up the pitch before the right-back rifled in a great low finish.
Louie Barry then netted his 11th Premier League 2 goal of the season from the penalty spot, ensuring Villa had a healthy 2-0 lead going into the break.
Kesler got his second midway through the second half with a thumping finish from inside the box, and later set up Aaron Ramsey for his his seventh goal from his last five appearances.
With Ahmed Elmohamady out of contract at the end of the season and looking likely to go, plenty of Villa fans think Kesler should be promoted to the first team.
Here is some of the Villa fan reaction to the youngster’s impressive performance on Friday:
Kaine Hayden has shown in the last few weeks he’s deserving of a shot in the PL. I’d assume the plan will be to let ElMo go at the end of the season and have him as backup to Cash, but he deserves the chance before that.
— Jon Startin (@Jon_Startin) April 2, 2021
What a plur going right to the top
— Nath (@Nathhhavfc) April 2, 2021
What a player you are. With Elmo pretty much gone at the end of the season and Guilbert future unknown. You have a great chance to step up to the 1st team and put pressure on Matty. In fact even now I would add you as 2nd choice RB for the first team.
— Gary (@GMP4AVFC) April 3, 2021
I acc beg he is given game time at some point
— Was Ollie Watkins Offside (@WatkinsOffside) April 2, 2021
Could Kesler be involved in 1st team in the run in as sub to potentially inject pace / enthusiasm also quality instead of Trezeguet or El Ghazi in the RWF position, think Barry, Chuk, Bidace will have to wait till next season but Kesler has shown v liverpool could be an option
— Matthew Aiello 💙 (@aiello_matthew) April 3, 2021
I can see Kaine Kesler being an option further forward, loves a goal and assist!
— Jack Jennings (@JackJenningss_) April 2, 2021
Guaranteed premier league player right there. Scary.
— Alex #FreeTammy😠 (@avfc4_alex) April 2, 2021
Wonderful today. Was willing that shot in the last minute to go in for your hat trick
— nicknackjames (@nicknackjames1) April 2, 2021