Adama Traore promises his absolute best to Aston Villa

The winger has missed most of the campaign with a series of injuries.

Aston Villa winger Adama Traore has promised his ‘absolute best’ if he is selected in their remaining games, in comments to the club’s official website.

The former Barcelona youngster was one of a number of signings to arrive in the summer during a busy transfer window for then manager Tim Sherwood.

There was much anticipation around Traore's arrival, with many believing he could prove to be a smart capture by the club.

Instead, he has managed just nine appearances in the Premier League during an injury-hit campaign.

He is back fighting for a first-team place now, however, and has promised his absolute best should caretaker manager Eric Black give him his chance.

"Over the past few months overall, I have been working really hard," he told

"I haven't relaxed at all in my time off injured. I have been putting in the hours and now I feel good.

"It's up to the coach now to decide when I'm ready but when I am selected I will give the absolute best I can to make a difference."

With Traore keen to impress, now could be the ideal time for him to do just that.

With relegation now looking a certainty by the end of the season, the pressure and expectation is off the side in their remaining games.

That means Traore has a good opportunity to come in and make his mark, hopefully offering Aston Villa’s suffering fan base some hope ahead of next campaign.

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