With the appointment of Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa there is no doubt that plenty of young players will be hoping to find their way into the first team at Villa Park. The former Tottenham boss has a pro-youth policy and one Villa man hoping to benefit will be Lewis Kinsella.
But not yet.
He us currently out in loan at Luton Town, where he is providing cover for injury victim Scott Griffiths.
Now, Griffiths himself has given his backing to Kinsella.
Speaking to Luton Today the Hatter stated:
“I watched him play a couple of times the last couple of games.
“He’s a good player, sharp and it’s just getting used to this league for him, getting into it, learning the physical side of it.
“He should fit in quite well.”
Kinsella has the backing of the man he is currently deputising for then, but will he get the call from Sherwood next season.
He is out of contract in the summer, which is perhaps worrying for his long-term prospects.
However Villa need left-backs. Their current options are the below par Aly Cissokho, midfielder by-trade Kieran Richardson and fellow loanees Joe Bennett and Antonio Luna – neither of whom are exactly setting the world alight at Brighton and Spezia respectively.
If Kinsella can have a good couple of months at Kenilworth Road, he might just earn himself a spot in the Sherwood revolution.