A number of Aston Villa fans believe Jacob Ramsey should have come on in last night’s Premier League defeat.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is one of the brightest talents to come through the Villa academy in recent years.
To date, Ramsey has made seven competitive senior appearances for the Villans, but has only played once in the top flight, a 13-minute cameo in the 3-0 win over Fulham.
Last night, Villa fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at West Ham, with few of the visiting players emerging with any considerable credit.
Douglas Luiz was one such player as he shone in the middle of the park, but John McGinn and Conor Hourihane weren’t overly impressive.
And some Villa fans thought Ramsey, who was named on the bench, should’ve come on for either the Scot or the Irishman at some point in the game.
With Dean Smith’s charges facing a quick turnaround with a Friday night home game against Newcastle, there have been calls for the teenage ace to feature in that encounter.
Below is some of the social media reaction:
Jacob Ramsey on now
— wesley 🐐🇧🇷 (@compsavfc) November 30, 2020
Can’t help but feel like this game is crying out for a fearless ball carrying midfielder, Jacob Ramsey anyone?
— Morgi (@danmorgi34) November 30, 2020
Jacob Ramsey now
— IPHarv (@Hjavfc) November 30, 2020
— Lee Gibson (@LeeGibson6) November 30, 2020
Oh god yes I was screaming for Ramsey at the tv
Targett did the basics which is what he needs to do more often
I think our weak link last night (pains me to say it) was meatball 😢
— Josh T (@AVFCJoshuaa) December 1, 2020
Now that I’ve calmed down a bit after that performance, I hope all the players step it up Friday to the level of Jack and Douglas. I’d also like to see Jacob Ramsey involved and for the love of god, Guilbert > Elmo please Deano
— Cameron (@Cameron_Avfc) December 1, 2020
Ramsey has to start Friday
— Steve (@VillanK7R) December 1, 2020
Last night showed the weakness in our squad Connor is miles off Barkleys standard McGinn looks flat aswell We need more options Id start Ramsey Friday and maybe even Traore for Trez we need a little shake up
— David Nealon (@Dpn76) December 1, 2020