Aston Villa loanee Lewis Kinsella tweets excitement ahead of return to club

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The promising left-back has been at League Two side Luton Town since late-March.

Aston Villa defender Lewis Kinsella has taken to Twitter to express his excitement ahead of returning to the Premier League club from his loan spell with Luton Town.

Kinsella, 20, joined Luton for the rest of the League Two campaign in March to provide cover at left-back, after John Still's side saw both Jake Howells and Scott Griffiths go down with injuries.

The Villa loanee would go on to start consecutive games upon arriving at Kenilworth Road but then failed to see the pitch over the next five matches after Griffiths returned to action.

He managed to earn a farewell appearance on the final day, however, coming on for the last 11 minutes of the 2-0 home win over Stevenage, as the Hatters fell just three points short of a play-off spot.

Nevertheless, the Watford-native seemed to appreciate his five-week stint with the Bedfordshire outfit and will now head back to Villa for the top-flight run-in with renewed confidence to show Tim Sherwood his worth.

An unused substitute for March's league games against Sunderland and Swansea, as well as the 2-1 FA Cup win over West Bromwich Albion, he seemed to make a positive impression during the new manager’s first few weeks at the club too, as Sherwood singled him out for particular praise.

“Lewis has done well,” Sherwood told Villa’s official website back in March. "He is a player you recognise on the pitch. He leaves someone sprawling out on the floor every time he's out there.

"I know his name. Sometimes you see kids and I've been at the club for a year and I still don't know their name and they've trained with us 100 times.

"That isn't what I'm looking for."

A former Arsenal trainee, Kinsella has established himself as a regular with Villa’s Under-21s over recent seasons and was also a part of the side which won the 2012-13 NextGen Series.

However, with his contract due to expire in the summer, he will be looking to impress in training over the coming weeks in order to ensure that a new deal materialises.

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