Aston Villa podcaster Omar Iqbal has been sharing his thoughts on Villa striker Keinan Davis and his appearance during the 2-2 draw at Villa Park between Dean Smith’s side and West Bromwich Albion.
This comes after Iqbal made an appearance on a recent episode of The Villa View Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Villans, including their clash against the Baggies.
On the subject of Davis, who came on as a substitute during the second half of the match and ended up a late equaliser to rescue a point for the home side, Iqbal had this to say about the striker.
He said: “I don’t understand what Deano’s got against Keinan Davis. [The] last time Keinan Davis played for us properly [against Fulham], he’s come on, he’s assisted a goal, he’s looked lively, and this game was crying out for him against West Brom.
“We needed someone just a bit more physical just to get in and amongst them a little bit and just ruffle a few feathers. He did the job when he came on, but he always does that. Yes, his finishing can be lacking but I’m so happy for him to be honest.
“He’s got that goal he’s been waiting for for ages and his anticipation and his determination got him that goal in the end, and he saved Deano, I think.”
Davis joined Villa’s U18 side on a free transfer from Biggleswade Town back in 2015.
Since arriving at Villa Park, the 23-year-old, who is currently valued at £2.25 million, has made 80 appearances for Villa’s senior team in which he managed to score five goals and provide seven assists along the way, prior to his appearance against West Brom.
TIF Thoughts on Omar Iqbal’s comments on Davis…
Do you think Keinan Davis deserves to start a game for Villa?
However, given his goal off the bench against West Brom and his assist against Fulham, also off the bench, it seems that Davis is proving himself to be a useful asset for Smith and Villa as a super-sub.
In our view, if Smith thinks Davis would be better suited to impacting games off the bench rather than starting them, then perhaps this will have to be the way the striker has to make his mark on matches until he convinces Smith to start him.