With Jonathan Kodjia out injured, some Villans faithful hope the academy graduate can feature at Villa Park.
A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on Dean Smith’s player fitness update ahead of the Premier League game against Bournemouth at Villa Park on Saturday, as quoted in the Birmingham Mail.
Top-flight football returns to B6 this weekend for the first time in three years as Tyrone Mings’ old club comes to town, Villa hoping to put their opening-day defeat to Tottenham Hotspur behind them.
However, Smith will be without James Chester, Kortney Hause and Jonathan Kodjia for the game, confirming that Chester is “still missing”, as is Hause after getting an ankle injury in the friendly against RB Leipzig.
As for Kodjia, he got injured early on against Tottenham but saw the match out, the “high ankle sprain” he picked up seeing him ruled out for an estimated 10 to 12 days, thus potentially missing the Everton game too.
Here is what some of the claret and blue faithful said on social media regarding Smith’s update – a few hoping that 21-year-old Villa academy graduate Keinan Davis will be considered by the boss:
This is why we needed another striker— Kane (@Kane_Villa) 15 August 2019
Keinan on the bench then— Ste (@Ste47780140) 15 August 2019
Uhhh did somebody say Keinan Davis?— Andrew Deihl (@ItsADeihl) 15 August 2019
Kinda need kodjia with not buying a 2nd striker but least we do have Davis on bench— Chris Maass (@christomaass) 15 August 2019
Spent too much time, effort and money on defenders and midfielders and left us woefully short up front!— pacbuddies (@pcrayth) 15 August 2019
Only Free Agents like Llorente or Sturridge.— Paul Cartwright (@PaulCartwright3) 15 August 2019
Let’s hope Wes don’t get injured then. Surely we have strikers who have come through the academy and had millions of investment !— Chip (@chip_chris) 15 August 2019
kodjia leaving then— Brian Hewitt (@thebriman9) 15 August 2019
it’s keinan szn— jacob (@jacobavfc_) 15 August 2019