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Aston Villa's Ramsey named PL2 Player of the Month

12 Apr 2021
Aaron Ramsey, Aston Villa

Brother of first-team midfielder Jacob wins March award after seven goal involvements in three matches

Aston Villa's Aaron Ramsey has been named Premier League 2 Player of the Month for March. 

The 18-year-old central midfielder scored five goals and registered two assists in three PL2 Division 2 matches, and Villa rewarded him with his first professional contract.

Ramsey began the month with a sensational performance in a 3-2 victory at Sunderland, scoring twice and setting up the other goal.

He struck again versus Burnley before ending March with two more goals and another assist against Stoke City.

Ramsey stars against Stoke

A terrific month for Ramsey culminated in him captaining England Under-18s to a victory over Wales.

Ramsey will now be hoping to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Jacob, 19, who has made 15 Premier League appearances for Villa in a breakthrough 2020/21 campaign. 

He topped a six-man shortlist that included Sam Burns (Blackburn Rovers), Liam Delap (Manchester City), Joe Gelhardt (Leeds United), Cole Palmer (Man City) and Ed Turns (Brighton & Hove Albion).

Ramsey was chosen as the winner by the Premier League Football Development Panel.

2020/21 PL2 award winners

September: Sam Greenwood (LEE)
October: Cole Palmer (MCI)
November: Liam Delap (MCI)
December: Lewis Bate (CHE)
January: Louie Barry (AVL)
February: Shola Shoretire (MUN)
March: Aaron Ramsey (AVL)

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