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“Great Future” “A Privilege” – Injury Ends Talented Villa Youngsters Season

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Having impressed in our FA Cup Third Round defeat to Liverpool back in January, debut skipper Dominic Revan quickly earned himself a loan spell out with non-league Weymouth to bolster his development and experience.

It turned into a very good spell for the talented 20-year-old and following his arrival at The Bob Lucas Stadium, he was an ever present in their squad, receiving glowing praise from manager Brian Stock for his efforts.

Having made 17 appearances for them, Revan sadly suffered a broken jaw in their recent game with Torquay United and he now returns to us for treatment and recovery.

Speaking to their Official Site, Stock said of our youngster.

“He came into the side at a time when we were struggling. For a player to come out of the Premier League and join a club languishing at the bottom of the league and in a relegation battle speaks volumes about his character and mentality. I believe Dom has all the attributes to make it at the highest level. His performances have been excellent not only in matches but also in training. The one key thing was the consistency he brought to the team and the relationship he had with the back four and the goalkeeper.”

Stock went on to restate that Revan’s attitude was absolutely spot on, as sometimes with Premier League loans a players ‘attitude, desire and mentality’ are always in question when dropping down to that level.

“From day one Dom has been excellent and itโ€™s no coincidence that our results improved and it allowed us to keep a high line because of the pace he possesses. Everyone is disappointed to lose Dominic. I think it speaks volumes for his character that he carried on against Torquay knowing that heโ€™d broken his jaw bone. Heโ€™ll walk away from this loan spell, I believe, with fond memories and so will we.”

For a first loan spell out, that’s fantastic praise from Stock and having been highly rated in our Academy set up for the last few years (and making the odd bench appearance) it seems Revan could be the real deal, so I have no doubts when he’s back to full fitness next season we’ll get him back out on loan, but this time at a higher level so he can really test himself.

It’s also a very notable change in their form, so the lad should definitely be proud of himself. He clearly made a good impression on their fanbase.

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