Defender Lewis Kinsella has confirmed that he is on the lookout for a new club having not been offered a new contract at Aston Villa.
The 21-year-old had been in the Villa youth ranks over the past five years, but failed to convince any of the managers during that time that he was worthy of a chance in the first team.
The closest Kinsella came to playing was when former boss Tim Sherwood named him as a substitute for several matches in the latter stages of last season.
Kinsella was also farmed out on loan to Luton Town, where he made his professional debut in March of last year, while he made 13 appearances on loan at Kidderminster Harriers in the National League Premier in the second half of this season.
At Villa he played a key part in the NextGen Series success in 2013, but his final appearance for the club was in the Under-21s’ 2-1 play-off defeat against Arsenal this week.
Kinsella has subsequently posted a message on Twitter to confirm his departure.
It read: “Sad to say I have not been offered a new contract and my time at Villa is over.”