Birmingham Live writer John Townley, says Zimbabwean midfielder Marvelous Nakamba deserves a chance in the Aston Villa team following the news that Boubacar Kamara is likely to face a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Kamara is said to have suffered a “big sprain” in his knee and is likely to miss the next two months of action, meaning he likely won’t return to Gerrard’s side until after the break for the World Cup.
Townley believes the Frenchman’s injury means an opportunity for some of Villa’s “reserve” midfielders including Nakamba who has not made an appearance for the club so far this season. He tweeted:
Marvelous Nakamba could have left #AVFC in the summer despite being the stand-out performer under Steven Gerrard in his first five games.
Whether he has a future at Villa or not, Nakamba deserves the chance to cover Boubacar Kamara next month.
This is Futbol, an online publication, believes the path is not as easy for Nakamba as Towley thinks considering that Villa have former Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker whom they paid £13m for on transfer deadline day.
The publication believes Nakamba may get more opportunities off the bench, and will perhaps be given a run-out in Villa’s Carabao Cup tie at Manchester United in November.