Date: 1st September 2021 at 7:45pm
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Having made his first team debut for Aston Villa’s seniors in our third round FA Cup clash with Liverpool last season, Academy Graduate Mungo Bridge takes his first step into proper football as on deadline day evening (does that make sense?) the club confirmed that he had made the switch out to French side FC Annecy.

I always associated Bridge with being a fullback in previous years but it seems he’s transitioned more to a centre back recently reading the Official Sites announcement, and he heads to the Championnat National (third tier) side on a season long loan deal.

The 20-year-old joins them sat in fifth place in the division so he’ll no doubt be hoping for a promotion run as he boosts his experience.

Some fans have understandably questioned the level he’s been sent to, as they did National League for some players last season, but given it’s believed we hold a 12 month deal on his contract to take him until the end of the 2023 campaign, this seems like the perfect start for the lad and gives him an opportunity to show he’s much better (and get a few more eyes on him).

Good luck Mungo, we’ll be watching.

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