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Ainley Future Rests In Midfield

3 March 2016

Steve Davis says that Callum Ainley's energy will see him become an attacking midfield player

Steve Davis believes that Callum Ainley’s long-term position will be as an attacking midfield player.

Ainley, 18, has made the breakthrough into the first-team squad and he has made six substitute appearances so far this season and most impressed away at Chesterfield when replacing Zoumana Bakayogo.

Ainley can operate in various attacking positions and has been deployed as a deep lying forward for the Under-21s, but Davis says his energy from the centre of the park will see him develop into an attacking midfielder capable of creating and scoring goals.

Steve told “I see Callum’s long-term future as a midfield player, who is capable of creating and scoring goals. He is very capable of doing that. He has the ability to find players and has scored goals all the way through the Academy.

“He can play various roles but we do have a number of attacking wingers and number 10s, so I think Callum’s energy and passing ability will see him become a central midfield player.

“He has to improve on his defending, like all the younger players have to do here, but he is a talented player and has a bright future ahead of him if he keeps working hard to improve.”

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