Hepburn-Murphy tweets after goalscoring return, Aston Vila fans react

Paul Dummett of Newcastle United and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy of Aston Villa compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa...

Aston Villa ace Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has been sidelined for quite some time.

Paul Dummett of Newcastle United and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy of Aston Villa compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa...

Aston Villa attacker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has posted on Twitter after finally making a comeback from injury with a goal for the Midlands side's second string.

Hepburn-Murphy has been ruled out for the last four months with a groin injury, but the 19-year-old returned and opened the scoring inside two minutes by cutting inside and hammering a low shot past young West Brom goalkeeper Alex Palmer.

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Aston Villa at iPro Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Derby, England.

It saw Villa go onto win 4-1 at Aggborough, with Jordan Cox, Callum O'Hare and Harry McKirdy all getting their names on the score sheet to earn a comfortable win in Hepburn-Murphy's return.

The striker, who holds the record as Villa's youngest player to appear for the first team, posted on Twitter after the game. He described his lay-off as a "long four months" but could now be back involved with Steve Bruce's first team.

Villa are currently without a number of first-team strikers and Hepburn-Murphy's return will come as a huge boost. Jonathan Kodjia remains sidelined with an ankle problem, while Scott Hogan has only just recovered from surgery on his stomach. Gabby Agbonlahor is yet to return from a calf injury, which has seen Keinan Davis start up front. 

Aston Villa fans reacted to Hepburn-Murphy's post, with one fan even claiming that the first-team strikers "need some tips" on how to find the back of the net.

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