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Lack Of Game Time Sees One Villan Return Earlier Than Expected

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Aston Villa Academy graduate Seb Revan returned to the Bodymoor Heath pitches yesterday as the club optioned the recall clause on his season long loan deal with National League side Grimsby Town.

It was a mixed spell for 18-year-old Revan in fairness.

Having headed out to them back in August of last year, he only made three credited starting appearances for them, but he did appear off the bench four times to add a bit more experience to his belt. The undoubted highlight for the youngster was a start he’s not credited with (nine appearances in total), and it came in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup against Bromsgrove Sporting (and Akos Onodi) where he scored a brace. The game was televised back in October.

The recall is over his lack of game time as appearances dried up as Grimsby hit a rocky run of form. A club statement quoted by Grimsby Live basically admitted as much.

“Grimsby Town Football Club can confirm that Sebastian Revan and Will Bapaga have been recalled by their parent clubs, Aston Villa and Coventry City respectively. Both youngsters penned season-long loan deals with the Mariners in the summer but have found their first-team chances limited in recent weeks.”

I would imagine we will look to get Seb back out for a second loan spell that guarantees him more game time in the second half of the 2021/22 campaign, as when he did play, he seemed to largely impress their fans.

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