Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard can give some openings to teenage forward Cameron Archer.
This was reported by Sky Sports reporter Mark McAdam. This particular issue came up in a Q&A on his official Instagram account.
Villa went into the summer transfer market positively this time. They added four new players to their team, this summer including Phillipe Coutinho’s return to the East Midlands.
At such a ripe age, Archer has got quite a number of stars in first-team senior-team football. He had a loan spell with Preston North End, the previous season.
Archer had quite an impressive loan spell. Therefore, McAdam is of the opinion that Gerrard intends to groom the teenage player.
Moreover, Gerrard looks to give him opportunities, in the coming season.
When asked about whether Gerrard would need a new striker, this season he replied:
“Stevie G wants to give this man the chance to impress in pre-season. I like him a lot.”
“They have good options already at the club.”
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Though, Aston Villa started its buying spree in the transfer market on an impressive note. They have not yet addressed the issue of a striker.
This could consequently open the door for more game time for Archer.
Danny Ings had an average season in last year’s Premier League with Villa. The English international scored seven goals throughout the season.
Therefore, it is thought that Gerrard might think of bolstering his attacking options and further providing competition to Ings.
Archer was spectacular in the Championship in the previous season with Preston. During this time, he featured in 20 games, where he scored seven goals and was provided an assist.
If Ings cannot start prominently this season and Archer can continue with his form from the previous season, then Archer could become a regular under Gerrard.
For that Gerrard might not need a new striker for this season.
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