Declan Frith enjoys senior Aston Villa call this week

Declan Frith has been promoted to Aston Villa’s senior squad for training this week.

Villa picked up Frith 12 months ago after a successful trial period saw him notch two assists in back-to-back games having been granted permission to try his luck at Villa by parent club Chelsea.

Frith – a left-footed, stocky winger who can also operate as a full-back – spent just four months at Cobham and moved up to Bodymoor Heath in search for more match minutes.

And this week the 20 year-old has been involved with the first-team alongside fellow under-21 players Tommi O’Reilly and Josh Feeney.