With Aston Villa taking victory over Wigan Athletic as we took to Villa Park for the first time in the 2018/19 Championship season, plenty of Villa fans were delighted to see youngster Rushian Hepburn-Murphy take his place on the bench once more.
— Rushian H-Murphy (@Rushcmpt) August 12, 2018
The debate about manager Steve Bruce and whether he will, or won’t, use youth remains open for debate and whilst there are those fans who say he does when they deserve it, there are just as many others who say he will when there’s no other choice.
Jonathan Kodjia is still working his way back to full sharpness and form following his lengthy spell on the sidelines and the likes of Scott Hogan and Keinan Davis are crocked at this minute in time, and RHM is taking full advantage of that as he’s featured in both our games so far as a substitute.
He may have only got 15 minutes this weekend, but the 19-year-old Academy graduate continued winning fans for his efforts as he put the yards in.
Your time is now, RHM. Grab it and shine! Massive talent ⭐️
— Simon Morgan (@punkmarx) August 12, 2018
So close to getting your first 1st team goal yesterday, keep going fella ????????
— villarich (@villarich1982) August 12, 2018
Times right for you Tuesday RHM go get em ⚽️⚽️⚽️???????????? #UTV
— Gordon Holloway (@gasvilla66) August 12, 2018
come xmas time you will be bossing this league!
— Michael Oakes (@oakesym28_oakes) August 12, 2018
Kick on up front now lad. This is your season????
— mossy d (@mossy_d) August 12, 2018
Starting spot on that all important goal soon. ????????
— Jacko (@SheikhJacko) August 12, 2018
Thought had a great impact in the game yesterday.
Unlucky not to get through a couple of times thanks to last ditch tackling.
Thanks for the photo with my lad after the game pic.twitter.com/qIqTaVQ7pD
— Damien Perry (@dperry666) August 12, 2018
Well played rush you looked hungry yesterday shame you didn’t score you deserved to
— mick (@mickavfc) August 12, 2018
With Yeovil Town next up in the EFL Cup, I see all the sense in the world of part resting Jonathan Kodjia and giving RHM the start. Let him step up and run their defence riot, then second half Kodjia can hopefully increase his own confidence and capitalise on a tired backline to get himself up and running this year.
Could do the trick for the both of them.