MIDFIELDER Danny Jackman believes Worcester City will “see a little bit more” of trialist Mickael Partodikromo.

Partodikromo turned out for City in their 5-1 warm-up defeat against Midlands giants Aston Villa at Stourport on Saturday.

Partodikromo had a short stint at Sheffield United and hails from New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific Ocean.

The 20-year-old played on the right side of City’s midfield, making a couple of surging runs and aslso snapped at the heels of the star-studded opposition.

“He left a few tackles in there and you wouldn’t normally expect that from a foreign player but it showed he wasn’t daunted by the challenge of Aston Villa,” said Jackman.

“I think we will see a little bit more of him and try to have a proper judge when we play against lesser opposition because that’s when you can truly gauge whether a player will fit into our style.

“It’s hard to judge things properly when you play against the top sides because you don’t get too much attacking play against a side like Villa. He will probably come back.”

Jackman was a second-half substitute against Villa and admitted he was “really disappointed” not to have started against his former club.

Worcester-born Jackman joined Villa as a 12-year-old and was on the fringes of making his Premier League debut for the club in 2002.

With opportunities limited, Jackman chose to venture out on loan to Cambridge United and Stockport County before departing Villa in the late 2003 just before he turned 21.

“I was really disappointed not to start,” said Jackman, who played more than 300 matches in the Football League for the likes of Northampton Town, Gillingham and Stockport.

“When you have played for Villa for few years like I did, it was a real blow not to start.

“Although it’s only pre-season, you want to play.

“I was bitterly disappointed to be honest and even at 33 I still get disappointed to be left out.

“The manager (Carl Heeley) has got to look at other players and I understand that but I was still not happy about it.

"However, you have to accept it and move on and try to do well when you come on.”

He added: “I was talking to Gabby Agbonlahor and he’s trying to turn the corner at Villa.

“He’s trying to get back onside after last season and I am sure that will be the same for all of Villa's players. They are good professionals and no-one wants to be relegated.”

Trialist Matt Birley fired City into a seventh-minute lead before Jack Grealish levelled and Libor Kozak put Villa 2-1 in front before the break.

Second-half strikes by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Keinan Davis (2) completed the rout for Roberto Di Matteo’s side.

“I think we held our own in the first half but the second half was always going to be a little bit stretched and Villa’s superior fitness took over a bit,” said Jackman.

“Matt gave us the lead with a great strike but we aren’t too disheartened by the game because it won’t be where we judge ourselves. We kept working hard and using it as a fitness exercise and trying to get match fit.”