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Aston Villa star backs young teammate to succeed

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Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane insists that youngster Keinan Davis has a bright future with the club, despite suffering a disappointing season.

The striker has made just one appearance in the Championship so far this campaign but Hourihane maintains that he is an exciting talent.

“He did brilliantly for us last season,” the midfielder told the club’s official website.

“He was very, very good – big, strong, powerful and he can finish, too.

“He’s not got going so far this season due to little, niggly injuries but I really think he’s got a bright future.”

Last season saw Davis rack up 28 first team appearances in the Championship, scoring twice, but last weekend’s cameo against Middlesbrough was just his first of the current campaign.

Hourihane, on the other hand, has been a consistent member of the squad all season, scoring six and assisting ten more in 36 appearances.

Currently sat in sixth place with just eight matches left to play, this weekend sees the club come up against Blackburn Rovers.

The verdict

It is hard to disagree with Hourihane here.

Davis showed last season that he has a lot of talent, especially for a 21-year-old, and has arguably been unfortunate to be stuck behind Tammy Abraham this time around.

Now that he is returning to full fitness, however, he can really start to push the Chelsea loanee for the starting spot.

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