19-year-old Aston Villa Academy graduate Viljami Sinisalo has enjoyed a great season out on loan with Scottish Championship side Ayr United, but this week he sadly returned to us for treatment after picking up a troublesome groin injury.
We thank Vil for his efforts since arriving at Somerset Park.
He conducted himself brilliantly on and off the park and we will continue to watch his career and wish him all the very best for the future. https://t.co/8ZRBX4UPHD
— Ayr United (@AyrUnitedFC) April 8, 2021
The young Finnish goalkeeper headed out north of the border back in October when their season began and he quickly impressed and established himself as their No 1 stopper, and his time at Ayr comes to an end with him making 22 league appearances for the side, with a further 8 appearances in Cup competitions.
Across the spell, the youngster helped himself to nine clean sheets and plenty of praise in the process.
Taking to social media to confirm his injury, Sinisalo said.
“Absolutely gutted to have had to cut my loan short after an injury. Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone @AyrUnitedFC for making my loan spell enjoyable and making me feel welcomed from the moment I stepped in the building 9 months ago! Only got good things to say about the club on how they have treated and helped me during the season. It’s a loan spell that I’m sure I’ll remember for years to come. Also want to say thank you to all fans and I’m absolutely gutted not to have had the chance to see you all at Somerset! I wish all the players, staff and fans all the best for the rest of the season and the future.”
Whilst 2020/21 has been a strange old season in football, this has been a great first loan spell for him even with the absence of fans, so it should certainly bring him on massively and you can only imagine he’ll get another spell next season at a slightly higher level to continue his development.
He clearly made an impression on Ayr fans judging by these messages.
Best of luck in the future big man
— ryan mclaughlin (@ryanyedo89) April 8, 2021
Good luck for the future x
— Jeanne kerr (@JKK_25) April 8, 2021
Good luck for the future Viljami 🐼🏁🏴☠️
— Honest Alan 1910 #StarmerWhoAreYou? 🏴☠️🏁🐼🇵🇸 (@Big_Al_1910) April 8, 2021
Good luck to you. Saved us a good few times this season. Will be watching your career prosper 🏁🏁🏁
— Caledonia Vehicles (@CaledoniaCars) April 8, 2021
Best of luck with your career. Welcome back at Somerset Park anytime!
— Sandy Munro (@munro0007) April 8, 2021
Hope your injury recovery goes well! Would welcome you have to Somerset anytime in the future. Thanks for all your hard work and efforts this season!
— Mark Jewell (@DJ_MGJ) April 8, 2021
All the best Vil Good luck in you’re career Welcome back to Somerset anytime
— Scott K.⚽️🎤🎧 (@skayr100) April 8, 2021
Good luck with your career and thank you for all you efforts for @AyrUnitedFC ◻️◼️◻️◼️◻️◼️
— Garry Savage (@motley123rock) April 8, 2021
All the best hope you have a fast recovery xx
— Amy ❤x (@supanovababes) April 8, 2021
All the best Viljami, been one of best performers this season. Good luck for the rest of your career 👍🏻🧤
— Chris Eyley (@ChrisEyley) April 8, 2021
Gutted to hear this, you’ve been class and covid has robbed us of seeing you in the flesh. All the best for a speedy recovery and I’ll live in hope of you coming back to Somerset next season.
— Hazel Towers (@HazelT49070109) April 8, 2021
Very respectful, well done
— Martin Clabon (@MDClabon) April 8, 2021
Thank you David. All the best!
— Viljami Sinisalo (@VSinisalo01) April 8, 2021