Aston Villa coach hails Marvelous Nakamba for his display

Aston Villa coach Dean Smith has hailed Marvelous Nakamba who arrived at the club in the pre-season.

The midfielder has made an excellent start to life in the English Premier League and seems to be getting better every time he gets on the pitch.

He has played every minute of the last three consecutive league matches, including the 2-2 draw with Burnley at the weekend.

“I thought Nakamba was very good [against Burnley], only his third start,” said Smith as he reflected on the weekend’s game.

The 25-year-old Zimbabwean’s performance has also gotten himself some fans. He was voted the most outstanding Villa player over the weekend, a second honour in the season.