Ty Bracey reacts to 'horrible' Jacob Ramsey injury situation but tips double-figure goal contributions
Aston Villa have missed Jacob Ramsey, whose “massive” return to the fray will see him get a double-figure goal contributions haul this season, according to Ty Bracey.
The 22-year-old broke a metatarsal while with England Under-21s earlier this summer, seeing him miss the opening few weeks of the season and pre-season. However, the young star came off the bench in Villa’s surprise 3-2 defeat to Legia Warszawa on Thursday (21 September) but will hope to have better appearances from here on out.
His six goals and seven assists in the Premier League last season cemented Ramsey as a highlight of Villa’s strengthening academy. Decisive goal contributions against Newcastle and Manchester United and a Europe-clinching pair of assists on the last day of the season against Brighton established him as a vital part of the side.
Ramsey’s influence is not lost on Tracey one bit. He suggests the club have “really missed” the Englishman and speculates that it must have been “horrible” for Ramsey to witness Villa’s success this season without having made an impact. However, Bracey has hope in the youngster, tipping him for double-figure goal contributions this season now he’s back in action.
Speaking exclusively to Villa News, Bracey said: “There’s a lot of competition in those positions but he’ll be hungry to get back into the starting 11. I can imagine, especially as a fan favourite, it must have been horrible watching your team perform without you when you [normally] start games.
“It’s massive having him back. He’s a very good carrier of the ball, he’s very capable of goals and assists. I really think we’ve missed him.
“Even though we’ve played some good football without him, we have missed him. I’m very keen to see him come back. When he’ll come back in, I don’t know, but hopefully soon.
“I think he’d get at least 10 goal contributions this season, so I’m over the moon that he’s back in training.”
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