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Aston Villa youngster Callum O’Hare is shining out on loan at Carlisle United, but should he get a chance in Aston Villa’s first team next season?

Callum O’Hare has impressed whilst on loan at League Two side Carlisle United and Steven Pressley wants to resign him for next season, but should Dean Smith give Callum O’Hare a chance in Aston Villa’s first team next season?

He already has nine first appearances as he appeared in four Championship fixtures last season.

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The Aston Villa youngster has netted twice and has two assists in eleven games since joining Carlisle United in January.

Speaking about Callum O’Hare, Carlisle United manager Steven Pressley told the club website: “Callum has made a terrific impact since he arrived. I was chatting to him yesterday [Tuesday] about his fitness.

“One of the most significant aspects a manager can give to a player is fitness, and the ability to be able to carry out everything that’s asked of them. When he first arrived, he actually struggled after 55-60 minutes in matches to carry out everything we’d asked of him.

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“Week by week he’s growing and getting fitter and fitter because of the demands of playing first team football. We’re now beginning to see a really good young player, and a big part of that is that he’s now able to do the things we ask him to do.

“When he receives the ball late in a game he now has the fitness levels to make the right decision, and that’s why we’re seeing improved performances. He’s a credit to himself and the club, not just because of his performances on a Saturday, but also his attitude on the training ground and around the place.

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“There’s nothing big time about him, and he’s everything you could want in a loan player. We’re really pleased to have him here, and I’d like to have him back next season if it was possible. If that isn’t the case, it’s only down to him being a real success story during his time here.”


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