Callum O’Hare is out of contract at Villa Park in the summer, and his form on loan at League One Coventry City is threatening to reignite his Villa career.
The twenty-one-year-old has made nineteen appearances for the Sky Blues since joining on a season-long loan in the summer. He’s not only impressing with his general play, but he’s also developing a reputation as a stoppage-time saviour.
The diminutive midfielder rescued the day for the Mark Robins’ men on Sunday with a last-gasp equaliser in their FA Cup tie with Ipswich Town at St Andrew’s.
Coventry were heading out of the competition before O’Hare capped an excellent cameo substitute appearance by firing home in injury time to secure a replay and a place in Monday night’s third round draw.
Amazingly, all of O’Hare’s three goals for Coventry have arrived in added-on time. He scored a dramatic equaliser in a 3-3 draw with Oxford United in August and netted the winner against Blackpool in September to add to his latest effort yesterday.
Birmingham Live are reporting his displays are not going unnoticed at Villa Park, with Villa head coach Dean Smith said to be keeping a close eye on the youngster’s progress.
O’Hare is following up a decent spell in League Two last season with a great effort at Coventry a level higher this year.
He is the classic example of what regular football can do for a Premier League youngster, and he could well be earning himself another shot at the big-time with Villa.
If not, his form will not have also caught the eye of other clubs, and a decent move looks likely for the youngster in the not too distant future.
The question is, can Coventry convince him his future lies in a Sky Blue shirt?
It could be an interesting January for O’Hare, who is a player worth keeping an eye on.