Villa coach MacDonald highlights top kids coming through youth system

Aston Villa coach Kevin MacDonald says their youth system has proved itself with a run to the NextGen quarterfinals.

Aston Villa coach Kevin MacDonald says their youth system has proved itself with a run to the NextGen quarterfinals.

Villa have a much-lauded set-up which has seen Marc Albrighton, Ciaran Clark and Chris Herd come to the fore and first-team coach MacDonald says there is more to come.

"Due to financial constraints the players have to develop more quickly rather than the club pay top dollar," he told the Daily Mail. "Players get a chance here and that can help when you are trying to attract young talent to the club.

"We had young Danny Johnson on the bench against Liverpool and Derrick Williams against Arsenal. There’s pressure on managers to get results so you have to be careful when you introduce them but they’re doing well."

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