Keinan Davis, a striker for Aston Villa, won’t play in his team’s Premier League debut this weekend against Bournemouth, according to reputable reporter Ashley Preece.
On Saturday afternoon, Steven Gerrard’s team travels to the south coast to begin what will hopefully be a successful 2022–23 season.
In terms of injuries, Villa is in a reasonably good place coming into the game, although Davis is one player who has been dealing with a persistent hamstring problem.
As the match against Bournemouth approaches, an important development has now been revealed.
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Preece said in a Friday Q&A for The Birmingham Mail that the teenage striker will be sidelined due to “another hamstring setback.” He also said that he is “intrigued” by the player’s future at Villa amid rumours of a return to Nottingham Forest.
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After being on loan at Forest last year, Davis is back at Villa, and he will be trying to make an immediate impact, wow Gerrard, and earn a spot in the team permanently.
Instead, his development has already been halted, and once players like Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings start performing well again, it may be difficult for him to consistently crack the manager’s plans. Additionally, Cameron Archer’s new contract suggests that he may also pose a threat to the pecking order.
Although Davis isn’t necessarily considered a vital starter for Villa, his return will provide Gerrard the depth he needs as he tries to establish himself before his current contract expires in the summer of 2024.