Aston Villa manager, Steve Bruce, has outlined his ambition to offer three of his young prospects the opportunity to get regular first team football.

As reported in The Birmingham Mail, Bruce is looking to let Keinan Davis, Andre Green and Harry McKirdy leave the club on a temporary basis.

It has been understood that all three have attracted interest from both league’s One and Two.

That interest has meant that there have been scouts at the club’s under-23 fixtures. Notably, watching the progress of Davis and Green. McKirdy, on the other hand, is said to have attracted attention during his recent loan spell at Stevenage.

The 19-year-old, who only returned from Broadhall Way earlier this month – claimed an assist as the side drew 3-3 with local rivals, West Bromwich Albion.

He alongside Davis were late substitutes in the FA cup fixture against Tottenham on Saturday,

Any loan spell, however, may be left until later in the month. A shortage of forwards at the club brought upon by African Cup Of Nations commitments – has meant that cover will be required for the period that the competition is on. The green light for any move is expected to be given when Jonathan Kodjia and Jordan Ayew are available for selection again.

Green currently possesses the highest profile of the three players Bruce is looking to loan out.

Having already made a handful of appearances for the first team, Green is said to be a tipped for a promising future in the game.

Bruce meanwhile, has failed to resolve the future of contract rebel, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.


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