Dean Smith hints Aston Villa will loan out Callum O’Hare and Jake Doyle-Hayes

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa poses for a picture at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on October 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is keen for his prospects to get regular first-team football.

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on November 25, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has suggested that Callum O’Hare and Jake Doyle-Hayes could leave Villa Park in January in the Birmingham Mail.

O’Hare and Doyle-Hayes are considered to be two of Villa’s brightest prospects, but they have not featured this season.

Steve Bruce didn’t pick the youngsters, and Smith has favoured other options since arriving.


While the duo have impressed at development squad level, Villa just have too many senior options ahead of them right now.

And Smith has suggested that the pair would be best off moving away from the claret and blues on loan.

"I think that’s really important," he said. “These under-23s need to go and play men’s football.

“They come back better players and better people. They go out and see the real world playing alongside some seasoned professionals who rely on winning games for bonuses.

Callum O'Hare of Aston Villa controls the ball during the Main Tournament match between Aston Villa and Kitchee, part of the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens 2018 at Hong Kong Football Club on 19...

“Going out on loan to me is something that’s really important for their development and it’s something that we’re keen to do.”

Both O’Hare and Doyle-Hayes are almost certain to have takers in the Football League, if Villa do let them out on loan.

The duo look to have very bright futures, and regular football could aid their development.

Villa have already loaned out one of their brightest talents this season in Andre Green, who is impressing on a temporary spell with Portsmouth.

Aston Villa's Jake Doyle-Hayes during the Sky Bet League Two match between Yevoil Town and Mansfield Town at Huish Park on August 14, 2018 in Yeovil, United Kingdom.

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