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Some Aston Villa fans want to see Callum O'Hare get his chance

Aston Villa drew 2-2 with Stoke City yesterday and it was clear that they missed the creative spark of Jack Grealish at times. The midfielder had a shin injury which ruled him out of the game and the balance of Aston Villa’s midfield suffered as a consequence.

Glenn Whelan slotted into a defensive midfield role and Conor Hourihane moved forward. Whilst none of the players had particularly bad games, the midfield was perhaps too defensive in nature and invited pressure from the visiting Potters.

After the game, plenty of Aston Villa fans were asking the same question. If Grealish was not available, why not hand Callum O’Hare a chance?

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Callum O’Hare of Aston Villa scores his third goal for Aston Villa during the Premier League Cup match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on October 05, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

The 20-year-old has been compared to Grealish by many for their similar playing styles and appearance. Also a Solihull lad, he has been the star of Aston Villa’s under-23 side for some time now and has the attacking guile and mindset that Aston Villa perhaps lacked in Grealish’s absence.

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O’Hare has been knocking on the first-team door for some time now and fans at Villa Park rate the youngster very highly.

Dean Smith decided not to give him a chance, even from the bench, and that certainly left some Aston Villa fans disappointed.

Hopefully, in the weeks to come, O’Hare will begin to get his chance as an alternative to Grealish. There’s no doubt a lot of Aston Villa fans would like that to be the case.

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