Young Aston Villa striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy made the loan switch out to Cambridge United earlier this month for his first spell away from the club.
Dropping down to League Two to increase his game time and get some real development now he’s back to full fitness, the 20-year-old made his debut for them in their victory against Notts County last weekend, and former Aston Villa assistant gaffer Colin Calderwood picked out one thing that he quickly had to improve on.
“I think Rushian, he showed a little bit of a flash of what he can be, but there was probably too many times, he admits it himself, that the ball came off him and came back to them. A little bit of game experience, match practice and being in this environment will definitely improve him. I’m looking for an improvement from everyone as well.”
Source: Cambridge News.
RHM could’ve opened his goal account and by all accounts he did impress the fans with his effort, so if he keeps knuckling down and working hard, the chances will come and then it’s about him showing he can put the ball in the back of the net at the professional level.
Good debut from you mate! Keep it up!????
— Adam Mumford (@adamjmumford8) January 12, 2019
Tough game and you worked hard. You made some good runs but wasn’t picked out at the right times. Will take a couple games to adjust to this level but have no doubt you’ll succeed. #Player
— Rory (@RoryHarper1) January 12, 2019
Well played today Rushian, can't wait for you to tear up the Abbey next Saturday
— ben white (@bwhitecambs) January 12, 2019
You played wellll with cufc yesterday hope you stay and score goals because you could be are next goal scorer keep up that good work and up the ussssee
— lewis (@lewis48585953) January 13, 2019
Great start Rushian, looking forward to seeing how you get on in the next few games
— Ben (@Chos3nPessimist) January 12, 2019
— Kevan (@kevansimpson377) January 13, 2019
In fairness, some were less than convinced as they took to social media, but you can’t please everyone.