Aston Villa youngster Rushian Hepburn-Murphy tweets positive message after making home debut

The 17-year-old striker played his first game for Villa since March last year.

Aston Villa played their final home game of a dismal season today and the players did their fans the courtesy of not losing again.

Villa drew the game with Newcastle United 0-0 – which saw the Toon’s hopes of survival dramatically dwindle.

Villa fans are now looking toward the future, and what they hope will be just one season in the Championship.

One aspect of the club that Villa fans would now like to see utilised a bit more is the youth team and one of their hottest prospects is striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.

The talented attacker, who was handed his Villa debut by Tim Sherwood in March of last year, came on for Scott Sinclair in the last minute of the game at Villa Park.

After the game the 17-year-old sent this Twitter message to celebrate his return to first-team action:

Hepburn-Murphy has battled with injury problems this season but the teenager will be hoping to push on and become a regular feature in the Aston Villa first-team from next season – as plenty of Villa youngsters will be looking to feature in the Championship.

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