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Callum O’Hare commits future to Aston Villa

19-year-old local prospect signs new contract

AFC Telford United v Aston Villa: Pre-Season Friendly
Hand up if you signed a new contract!
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The 19-year-old who has been with Aston Villa since the age of eight — has signed on the dotted line for a new two-year contract. Callum O’Hare has been pushing for more and more first team minutes including being one of the few bright spots in a poor Wolves performance. Could Steve Bruce celebrate the new deal by handing the young man a start versus Fulham? We shall see.

The “tricky” player can fit into many different roles and hopefully that will mean playing time throughout the season and growth into the kind of the player that O’Hare can become.

The small in stature — but large in fight — starlet joins Jake Doyle-Hayes, Jordan Lyden, Keinan Davis and Andre Green — as young men who have signed new deals in the last year. The future of Aston Villa has the potential to be bright and the front office is doing good work making sure the top prospects are sticking around.

Right now the Steve Bruce system is not using most of the youth prospects — with the exception of Keinan Davis right now. Some of that is no fault of the manager with injuries to Green and Grealish who are at the front of the line for consideration. But as the campaign goes on — and inevitably injuries and fatigue rise — some of the “next generation” should get their chance.

O’Hare’s time is coming — and from what we have seen — that time is going to be exciting.