Aston Villa & Dean Smith to award Matty Cash with new contract 12 months after signing

Villa to renew Cash

Aston Villa are looking to improve the contract of full-back Matty cash just 12 months after he was signed from Nottingham Forest for free in the region of £16 million.

He has recorded 2 assist this season but is better known for his defensive capabilities. The improvement upon last season’s starter of Ahmed Elmohamady has been significant and a big reason behind Villa’s push for a strong top half finish to the season.

Cash has been playing so well that he even got a mention from England manager Gareth Southgate when he was explaining the omission of Trent Alexander-Arnold from the squad.

“We’ve got other players in the league who are also playing well in that position; Cash at Aston Villa; Ayling at Leeds. It’s a really good position. We’ve also got two very good players in the under-21s… It’s a remarkable position of strength,” said Southgate.

Smith to be surprised at Grealish omission

Although Aston Villa’s talisman Jack Grealish has been injured recently, the head coach Dean Smith still expect him to make Gareth Southgate squad for the European Championships this summer and has spoken of his potential surprise should he not make it.

“Fortunately I don’t have that decision to make, I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t make the Euros [squad],” Smith said.

“I think when people come to choose the players of the season, he will be amongst the names that are mentioned, so yeah that would surprise me.”

Aston Villa’s form has dipped slightly with the absence of the England international and his return to full-time training will be a big boost to the end of season push for a strong finish.

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