Aston Villa youngster Lewis Kinsella hoping for improved contract after loan spell

Lewis Kinsella is currently on loan with League Two side Luton Town.

The 20-year-old left back has told the Watford Observer how his loan spell in League Two could be the catalyst behind earning a new and improved contract at Aston Villa.

The Watford-born youngster said: “I will be in a stronger position when I go back [to Aston Villa] because I will have been out on loan, hopefully I’ll have had some game time and I will be able to say ‘look this is what I can do’ and hopefully they will offer me an improved contract.”

With Tim Sherwood now in charge at Villa Park, there is no denying that the former Watford player will look to utilise as many youth players as possible.

He proved at Tottenham Hotspur that, when necessary, he will throw ageing egotists out of the first-team for younger players - generally to a positive effect - and he should take a lot of the praise for the rise to prominence of Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb at White Hart Lane.

This usage of youth will bring a lot of hope that the Villa youngsters will enjoy first-team chances under Sherwood whilst in charge of the Birmingham-based club, and Kinsella is just one of many high-quality prospects who filled the ranks of Villa’s 2013 NextGen winning side.

Despite being a key figure at youth level, Kinsella’s stay with Luton - with whom he has made two appearances - is only his first spell in competitive professional football.

He was included on the substitutes bench for Villa’s games with Sunderland and Swansea City, before linking up with the Hatters, although he has yet to be involved in a victory - with two defeats in his two games played.

With his current deal expiring in the summer, Kinsella will be keen to see his stay in the Football League enhance his reputation under Sherwood, to a level at which the 46-year-old coach offers him a new deal for the foreseeable future.

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