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Aston Villa U21s forward Cameron Archer wins Papa John's Trophy Player of the Round

26 November 2021

Aston Villa U21s striker Cameron Archer has received the award for Papa John's Trophy Player of the Round after enjoying a prolific run in the Group Stage, with the 19-year-old scoring in all three games.

Archer's contribution helped Villa's youngsters record a 100% record in Southern Group C, setting them on their way with the equalising goal in their competition opener at Wycombe Wanderers.

The promising teenager followed that up with a stunning hat-trick against Burton Albion, before completing a memorable set of matches with a double against MK Dons.

His impressive scoring streak led to a commanding lead in the voting for Player of the Round, claiming a haul of 66.7% to see off Hartlepool United's Matty Daly, Leyton Orient's Dan Happe and Rotherham United's Jake Hull.

And it's not just the Papa John's Trophy where Archer has made an impression this season. Four goals in two Carabao Cup outings, including a treble at Barrow, means he has found the net in all five of his appearances in EFL competitions, scoring 10 times and claiming two match balls in the process.

His impact in the Cups has led to a handful of Premier League appearances, featuring off the bench in visits to Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

Archer will have the opportunity to add to his tally on Tuesday, when Villa U21s take on Charlton Athletic in Round Two.

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