Viljami Sinisalo has penned his thanks to Ayr United as the young Finish keeper heads back to Aston Villa through injury.

David Hopkin’s side are now without a recognised number one for the rest of the season, Sinisalo a regular for the Honest Men in the Scottish Championship after his loan move from Aston Villa last summer. But a thigh strain has brought an end to his season at a crucial time, Ayr fighting for league survival.

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The goalkeeper is heading back to Aston Villa. Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

The youngster has thanked Ayr United as he heads back to Aston Villa, where he is highly-regarded: “Absolutely gutted to have had to cut my loan short after an injury. Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at Ayr United for making my loan spell enjoyable and making me feel welcomed from the moment I stepped in the building 9 months ago!

“Only got good things to say about the club on how they have treated and helped me during the season. It’s a loan spell that I’m sure I’ll remember for years to come. Also want to say thank you to all fans and I’m absolutely gutted not to have had the chance to see you all at Somerset!

“I wish all the players, staff and fans all the best for the rest of the season and the future.”

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