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Aston Villa starlet Cameron Archer puts Championship clubs on red alert after Carabao Cup display

Aston Villa’s hat-trick hero Cameron Archer puts Championship clubs on red alert after netting record-breaking treble against Barrow… as Dean Smith weighs up loaning out the teen

  • Aston Villa are braced for loan offers for hat-trick hero Cameron Archer
  • The teenager was the star of the show in Villa’s 6-0 win over Barrow on Tuesday
  • Archer became the youngest player to score a treble for Villa in 42 years
  • His exploits at Holker Street have put several Championship sides on high alert

Aston Villa are braced for loan offers for record-breaking teen striker Cameron Archer before next week’s transfer deadline.

Archer announced himself in spectacular fashion by scoring a hat-trick on his full debut for the club in Tuesday’s league cup win at Barrow.

The 19-year-old, who could be in line for a new deal with just one year left on his current contract, became the youngest player to score a treble for Villa since Gary Shaw in 1979.

Aston Villa will weigh up loan offers for hat-trick hero Cameron Archer before deadline day

Archer, 19, marked his full debut with a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Barrow in the Carabao Cup

Archer, 19, marked his full debut with a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Barrow in the Carabao Cup

His exploits have now alerted a number of EFL clubs and left Villa weighing up whether to loan him out to continue his development or keep him around Dean Smith’s first team.

Archer forced his way into Smith’s plans after scoring a hat-trick in a recent in-house squad games and then scoring in back-to-back Under 23s matches.

He just missed out on a place in their squad for last week’s 2-0 Premier League win over Newcastle before being handed his first start against Barrow, two years after his debut in the same competition against Crewe.

Dean Smith will weigh up loaning him out to continue his development or keep him at Villa

Dean Smith will weigh up loaning him out to continue his development or keep him at Villa

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