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Kidd excited about future of Bedeau

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Bury youth team coach Ryan Kidd believes that Aston Villa’s Jacob Bedeau is one to look out for in the future.

The 17-year-old was snapped up by the Villains in January after spending the first half of the season with the League One side where he made seven appearances after being released by Leyton Orient.

There was a lot of interest in the teenager but Steve Bruce managed to steer him the direction of Villa Park where he was spent the last few months developing in the Under-23 side.

Kidd reckons that Bedeau’s performances for Bury were unbelievable for his age at the time and that could’ve been what attracted so much attention in him.

“At 16, to be playing League One football was a massive ask but he had been training really well,” said the Bury staff member, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail.

“He took to it like a duck to water. He was fantastic, really good, outstanding at times. It was funny to see because there were League One managers trying to put big centre-forwards on him but he was clever.”

Bedeau made six Premier League 2 appearances for the Villa youth side and is yet to be called up to first-team duties despite hitting good form in just a league below Bruce’s side.

Despite how well he played for the Shakers, they never won while Bedeau was on the pitch and in five starts he helped them keep just one clean sheet.

His performances in the claret and blue of the development side proved to be a lot more fruitful though as he helped his side earn three wins and three clean sheets as they finished fourth in the second division of Premier League 2.

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