A new month and although it’s been a mixed start for Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith as we continue adjusting to the Premier League level, a few of our youngsters have already hit the ground running out on their loan spells in the campaign of 2019/20 – so it’s time for a loan roundup.
Following a busy summer of arrivals as we looked to plug the gaps left by those who moved on with contract expiries, seven players moved on for full season loan spells, so with the second month now over when it comes to the competitive fixtures, here’s how they are all getting on so far as we find ourselves in October.
Matija Sarkic made the trip up north to Scottish side Livingston and although he’s yet to feature in the league campaign for them, he has made four Scottish League Cup appearances, keeping one clean sheet and most recently gaining the experience of playing against Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side.
Andre Green got a crack at the Championship having joined Preston North End and he’s now made two EFL Cup starts, returning a goal – with three additional substitute showings in the league. He hasn’t however featured since the end of August.
Jake Doyle-Hayes headed to League Two for a spell with Cheltenham Town and he’s now made ten starting appearances for them across all competitions, returning his debut goal in their victory over Bradford City in mid-September.
James Bree got another crack at the Championship with a loan spell to Luton Town, and he’s already made eight starting appearances for them, with one further showing from the bench.
Callum O’Hare headed to Coventry City and the ironic Trillion Trophy Stadium and he’s now made four starts across all competitions, with an additional four appearances from the bench. He opened his goalscoring account for them in 3-3 draw with Oxford United, and added a second as they took victory over Blackpool.
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy also headed out to League One, but to Tranmere Rovers and he certainly had an impact on his debut – he saw a straight red card. Having now served his suspension, he’s made an additional five substitute showings.
Finally, Scott Hogan made the switch to Stoke City and he’s made four starts across all competitions with four substitute showings. He opened his account for them with a brace against Derby County in their league clash in mid-August.
That’s your lot – for now.