Reports in the Football InsiderÂ are suggesting that Connor Shields of the Scottish League One side Albion Rovers is drawingÂ interest from Aston Villa.
The 20-year-old forward has been in prolific form this season and is one of theÂ league’sÂ top fiveÂ goalscorersÂ withÂ 11 goals in 17 games for hisÂ side.
AlbionÂ haven’t won in the last five league games but Shields continues to impress andÂ has been named in a number of SPFL teams of theÂ week.
AccordingÂ to theÂ reportÂ inÂ the FootballÂ Insider,Â scouts from the Birmingham club were on the look-out for up and coming talent and hadÂ been seen at Albion’s home defeat against Alloa Athletic on Saturday gone.
With GabrielÂ AgbonlahorÂ at the tail-end of his career and JonathanÂ KodjiaÂ missing the last two league games with an ankle injury, theÂ VillansÂ lack of options up front have been exposed and manager Steve Bruce will be keen to eradicate any areas of weaknessÂ within his side â€“ this could speed upÂ a potential move for the starlet.
However, it isn’t only Villa who are in the hunt for the talismanic striker. SunderlandÂ andÂ WatfordÂ are alsoÂ all said to have been enquiring about the youngÂ Scot with theÂ WearsidersÂ also sending club representatives to watch the forward in action.
Should a bid come for the attacker in January from one of the bigger clubs South of the border, it is unlikely that the league one side will be able to hold onto his services and Shields will be free to further his career elsewhere.