Rushian Hepburn-Murphy makes Aston Villa comeback after injury

Aston Villa youngster Rushian Hepburn-Murphy featured for the under-18s at the weekend.

Exciting Aston Villa youngster Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has recovered from a fractured ankle to make his comeback for the club at the weekend.

Hepburn-Murphy was a player rated highly by former boss Tim Sherwood, who made him the club's youngest ever player in their history last season when he brought him on as a substitute in a 4-0 win over Sunderland.

Now 17, the striker made his return for the under-18s in a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

He was playing for the under-21s before his injury, and the teenager will be hoping to get as much action as he can between now and the end of the season.

Villa under-18s coach Ben Petty told the club's website, speaking after the win: "It was also great to see Rushian back."

The club are likely to be giving chances to young players in the first team between now and the end of the season after suffering relegation, but considering his injury, it may be too soon for Hepburn-Murphy to expect to be involved.

With a good pre-season under his belt, the young striker could get chances next season as Villa look to rebuild in the Championship and win promotion back to the Premier League.

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