Date: 30th January 2021 at 8:00am
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Whilst most of us were enjoying our Friday evening, Aston Villa confirmed more good news on a loan front and announced that Academy graduate Indiana Vassilev had secured himself a second spell out from the club this season and he would now be heading to League Two and Cheltenham Town.

In the first half of the 2020/21 campaign, the 19-year-old United States born striker found himself near and dear at League One side Burton Albion, where he made eight starting appearances, along with four substitute showings. Whether he fell out of favour owing to his lack of experience as pressure mounted on manager Jack Buxton or he had an injury I’m unaware of, he fell out of the team as November came to an end and new manager Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink only gave him four minutes with a solitary appearance in January after taking charge.

Whilst not great, his performances were far from a disaster though and Whoscored, have him featuring in five different positions, so that certainly wouldn’t have helped.

Stepping down another level at Cheltenham should hopefully see him kick on again, and once he gets that first goal and a boost of confidence, fingers crossed it’ll be the first of many. For a change, I’m surprised at some of the reactions on social media to the move as he now has to prove he can do it in proper level football, not the sanitised Under 23 setup and he certainly isn’t ready for our first team yet.

He heads to Whaddon Road until the end of the season and will be looking to play his part in their promotion push given they currently sit in fourth place in the fourth tier.

Good luck Indi!

Will L2 Suit Our Little Indi Better

We should now see more from him

We should now see more from him

L1 would've done more now he knows the level

L1 would've done more now he knows the level
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