A number of Aston Villa fans have high hopes when it comes to Academy graduate Jacob Ramsey.
The 19-year-old midfielder made his substitute bow in the Championship clash with West Bromwich Albion back in February 2019 and he kicked on in 2019/20, featuring twice more for us in the domestic Cups, before securing himself a half season loan out with Doncaster Rovers – seven appearances in total returned three goals and plenty of praise.
With us kicking off the 2020/21 campaign with the Burton EFL Cup clash last Tuesday, Ramsey was in head coach Dean Smith’s starting XI for his full debut and he was certainly one of the bright sparks from an otherwise underwhelming performance.
Speaking to the Official Site to reflect on his showing and his progress over the last few months, Smith couldn’t have been more full with praise.
“We sent him out on loan to Doncaster last season, and he’s a player that’s got an awful lot of potential. He’s beginning to fulfil that. He had a really good loan spell at Doncaster, and I’ve got clubs queueing up to take him again. He played against Arsenal, played really well and scored two goals. He deserved the start today and he didn’t let himself down. He did alright, moved the ball well and looked composed when we needed him to.”
Get Him Out On Loan Again
Keep Him Around But Use Him
If there are already a few clubs sniffing around his services for this year, having shown promise in League One it would make sense to get him out to the Championship for the season, or half season at least, to bolster his experience more, but you also wouldn’t be that surprised if Smith kept him around as a bench option given how the fixtures will come quicker and faster this season.