Could Kodjia blow prove break Aston Villa youngster Callum O'Hare needs?

dSteve Bruce, manager of Aston Villa looks on with Colin Calderwood during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in...

Steve Bruce has confirmed that Aston Villa could be without Jonathan Kodjia for months, while Scott Hogan is also injured.

dSteve Bruce, manager of Aston Villa looks on with Colin Calderwood during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in...

Just when life seemed to be quite rosy for Aston Villa fans, Steve Bruce confirmed to the Daily Mail that the side are set to be without Jonathan Kodjia for a number of months due to injury - while Scott Hogan is also sidelined currently.

The Villans are flying high in the Championship, and if Kodjia's injury is as serious as feared, then it would be absolutely no surprise to see the club try to use the transfer market in January to try and ensure that their promotion challenge does not suffer too much.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

However, in the meantime, perhaps it would be worth Bruce handing one of the brightest youngsters currently coming through at Villa Park a chance in the first-team as a reward for his fine form for the club's under-23s.

Callum O'Hare has made three substitute appearances in the Championship this season, and while he is yet to score for the senior side, he did provide an assist in the defeat to Sheffield Wednesday before the international break. 

Callum O'Hare of Aston Villa and Anthony Raston of Celtic in action during the Premier League International Cup match between Aston Villa U23's and Celtic U23's at Villa Park on November 9,...

The 19-year-old has been fantastic for the youth side this term however, scoring five goals in six games including a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Newcastle at the end of October.

Without Kodjia and Hogan, Villa do not have an abundance of options to pick from up front unless Bruce considers deploying a makeshift striker, so perhaps taking a gamble on giving O'Hare a prolonged run in the side may prove to be a wise idea as he has the potential to make the grade in the first-team, and perhaps now is the perfect opportunity.

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