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“We Didn’t Forget Him” – Villa Starlet Makes Smith Impression & Courts International Interest

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It’s being reported that Aston Villa could potentially have more interruption break headaches in the near future as apparently Jamaica are now sniffing around hugely impressive Academy graduate Cameron Archer.

Following on from his reasonable loan spell out with Solihull Moors last season, the 19-year-old striker returned for pre-season training and clearly impressed head coach Dean Smith who has given him decent game time so far in the 2021/22 campaign, and Archer hasn’t disappointed with fans taking to him very quickly.

The Daily Mail recently claimed that Leon Bailey’s Jamaica are interested in taking a far closer look at the player following on from his impressive hattricks against Barrow and Burton Albion, as well as his further goals against Wycombe and his notable header against Chelsea.

Archer would qualify for Jamaica through his mother, although it seems DS has caused a bit of confusion about his eligibility for Wales following on from his recent comments, so he may well have a few options moving forward.

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Short of getting him tied into a nation, there’s no real reason to rush here for me, as it’s clear DS is going to keep him around and involved, so he’s got plenty of time to continue his development and then see where his potential international future lies.

“If you remember, I gave him his first team debut against Crewe in the League Cup just after we got promoted. He trained with us a couple of times and I really liked what I saw. Then he went out on loan to give him some experience at Solihull Moors and he had a couple of injuries and the loan didn’t work out how we all wanted in the end.”


“We were training down in London in pre-season and he came down and played in a behind-closed-doors game and scored a hat-trick. It certainly raised our eyebrows and made sure we didn’t forget him! From that moment on he’s hit the ground running and hopefully here’s there for a long time.”

Smith had also confirmed that there’s plenty of Championship interest in him for a January loan, but I still think Archer’s future will be more defined by what we decide to do with Keinan Davis.

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