Thursday 23 March 2017

Emergence of a young star

Born: 26/9/89

Place of birth: London

Club: Aston Villa

Senior debut: v Fulham 30/8/09

Irish debut: v Wales 8/2/11

What they say

Gerard Houllier: "He is a clever player. He can play left-back, centre-back, midfield as well. He has an eye for goal. He can become better."

Richard Dunne: "He's got everything to become a star player. He's a great talent. It's great to have him as a new player coming through."

Kevin Kilbane: "He seems very calm. You can always put the kiss of death on young players, but he seems to be a player who is collected in himself. He's got a big future."

Irish Independent

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