The youngster impressed in the Aston Villa first team at the end of this past season.
Aston Villa's Mark Bunn, Carlos Sanchez and Kevin Toner look dejected after Arsenal's fourth goal
Aston Villa youngster Kevin Toner has told the club’s official website that he wants to make a big impression at the club to realise his international dream.
The youngster made his first team debut for Aston Villa towards the end of this past season, having impressed in the youth ranks at the club.
He put in several impressive displays too, with his performances earning rave reviews from fans and pundits alike.
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Next season could be a big one for him, with many believing that Villa should turn to their youngsters in the Championship if they wish to be successful in the division.
And he says he is looking to make a big impression at the club to realise his international dream in future.
"It would be a dream for me to play for my country at senior level long-term,” he told avfc.co.uk.
“I want to make a big impression here at Villa, of course. And 100% I want to represent my country at the top level."
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It will certainly be interesting to see how much game time Toner is afforded next season as Aston Villa look to hit the ground running in the Championship.
There is likely to be a number of exits from the club this summer, and that could mean the youngsters are given the chance to impress.
After his performances at the end of the season, Toner would surely be at the top of those who could be given a chance.
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