Reds to loan Villa youngster..

And it’s a midfielder, before you get too excited about us shoring up our defensive unit!  Marc Albrighton is the lad in question, a 19 year old winger who is highly rated by after an impressive pre-season.  Given our ‘right-winger’ of choice at the moment is Joe ‘yellow card’ Garner it could be a useful move to have some back-up in place anyway!

The loan deal will apparently be for a month – I have no idea whether that is likely to be extendable or not or whether it’s purely a short term fix.  His player profile on the Villa website describes him as a tricky winger.  He’s only made one full appearance for his club in the UEFA cup in Russia, and one league appearance as a substitute – so I imagine he’ll relish the opportunity for regular first team football for a spell.