Date: 22nd February 2021 at 5:50pm
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Aston Villa podcaster Aaron Clark has made a claim on Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey. 

This comes after Clark recently made an appearance on The Villa View Podcast where he discussed a number of topics concerning the Birmingham club, including their recent 2-1 defeat against Leicester City in the Premier League at Villa Park.

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First up in this Gareth Barry quiz, which club did Villa sign the midfielder from?

On the subject of Ramsey, who came on as a substitute in the second half of the game against the Foxes, Clark had this to say about the midfield man. (21.21)

He said: “I think Ramsey for me, on today’s showing and the showings that he’s had coming off the bench in the last two, three months, I wouldn’t be surprised, I think it’s unlikely, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start the game against Leeds for sure.

“It’d be nice to see him getting a start and showing us what he can do on a 90-minute basis.”

As a product of Villa’s youth system, Ramsey made his senior debut for the club back in February 2019. Since then, the 19-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.35 million, has made 15 appearances for Villa’s first team, providing one assist along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Aaron Clark’s comments on Ramsey…

With Ross Barkley only managing to earn himself a fairly underwhelming match rating of 6.45/10 for his performance against Leicester at the weekend, this could potentially persuade Smith to drop him from the team and give Ramsey a start in their upcoming league game against Leeds as Clark suggested in the podcast.

Do you think Jacob Ramsey should start ahead of Ross Barkley for the Leeds game?

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In our view, with questions being raised on Barkley’s attitude and recent run of form, perhaps now would be a good time to give the on-loan man a rest and give Ramsey the chance to impress from the start instead.