Happy March – Time to loan a villa – Vital Aston Villa
During the January transfer window, Aston Villa continued to bring out more youngsters for real experience to help their development and with this weird and unexpected season slowly drawing to a close, many of them don’t. will not hurt their future chances at all. as we have seen some good game time shared around.
So with the month of March now with us, here’s how people are doing.
Jack Clarke was the first to come out and he headed to Yeovil Town for a long season in the National League. The 21-year-old midfielder made his full debut for the Glovers on October 3 as they started their championship campaign and he made two starts with a replacement. Due to lack of playing time, he was recalled in January and returned to Chesterfield, another National League club. He made his debut against Notts County in late February and now has a start and two substitutes to his name.
Indiana Vassilev was next and he went to locals Burton Albion also on a season-long loan. Having kicked off his Ligue 1 campaign for a long time, the young striker has started to build on his six senior substitute performances for us, adding eight starts and four substitute appearances to his name. Following a manager change, the 19-year-old American was recalled and instead headed to Cheltenham Town, on the League 2 side. He made his debut as a substitute at the end of January and now counts five appearances as a replacement to his credit.
Young goalkeeper Viljami Sinisalo was next to leave and he went north for a season long with Scottish Championship side Ayr United. Their campaign also started in October and the 19-year-old Finnish made five Scottish League Cup appearances, as well as 15 Scottish league stats.
Technically Mbwana Samatta has been loaned to Turkish side Fenerbahce, but with a mandatory buy-out clause in place I won’t be giving any news for him as he will undoubtedly have a decent year in Super Lig.
Before the summer window closed, we also saw Cameron Archer leave locally and he traveled to Solihull Moors for a deal that expired on January 3. He made his replacement bow in their opener against Woking as he arrived in the 59th minute. substitute and he made his full debut in the next game against Wrexham. During the spell, he made 12 appearances in total, scoring five goals in all competitions.
The Moors have now extended that deal until the end of the campaign and he has since added another appearance to his totals.
The last start of the summer was Lewis Brunt, who returned to Gloucester City for a three-month stay (he was with them in the second half of last season). The 19-year-old agreed to the transfer as he recovered from an injury, so he didn’t join them until the end of October. I believe he made his debut at the end of November against Farsley Celtic, and he’s racked up seven starts and one substitute appearance. He opened his goalscoring account against Leamington but has now returned home with an injury.
Tyreik Wright, 19, joined the roster in January as he headed to Walsall for the remainder of the year. He made his full debut for them in their 3-1 win over Port Vale and now has four starts to his name.
Lovre Kalinic’s loan deal with former club Hadjuk Split had been known for some time, but he had to wait until mid-January for the start of their season, and he’s now featured six times for them.
Dominic Revan was the next youngster to head into playing time, and he went to another National League team, this time Weymouth. He now has eight appearances to his credit.
Callum Rowe was next to come out and he too has a chance for Northern National League football with Hereford. I believe he made his full debut in their FA Trophy fourth round with Stamford.
Conor Hourihane wanted playing time, and he got it with a temporary stint in Swansea. Having made his debut for them against Nottingham Forest, he has now made eight starting matches with two more appearances on the bench. He also now has four goals under his belt.
Fred Guilbert came out late and returned to Ligue 1 to spend the second half of the year with Strasbourg. He has now made four appearances, notched his first assist against Lille and scored his first goal in their victory over Monaco.
And finally, it looks like his compatriot Ben Guy left for a stint with the Northern Ireland team Portadown in October, but I missed it. It’s featured for them, but I can’t find any actual game stats.
And I think that’s the lot.