Date: 16th August 2021 at 7:30pm
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Fresh from the unfortunate 3-2 opening day defeat to Watford, Aston Villa’s plans for the 2021/22 campaign continue at pace and today we confirmed another highly rated Academy graduate had headed out for some real first team experience to aid their development.

18-year-old striker Brad Young is liked by many in the fanbase, and now we get to see what he can really do as he heads to League Two side Carlisle United on a season long loan, as he tastes senior football properly for the first time.

Young has been making a name for himself in recent seasons at Academy level and having opened our Premier League 2 campaign with a brace, our youngster gets to build on his senior debut last season against Liverpool in the FA Cup by trying to help fire the Brunton Park outfit up towards the top of the league. Carlisle are a good pick here, as Young featured against them in his second EFL Trophy game last season as well.

Carlisle are unbeaten so far in 2021/22 with a draw and a win under their belts, so hopefully this will be a cracking spell for young as he looks to take the next step in his career.

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Speaking to their Official Site, manager Chris Beech said of his capture.

“He’s a young forward player we’ve been aware of for a while. Some of you will be familiar with him when he appeared in the Trophy game against us for Villa last season. To a man, all of our staff were impressed with his performance for a young away side that night. He was continuously running and working our back line, which just goes to show for any young player, it’s important to make that impression because you never know who’s watching and what can come from it.”

Adding.

“Brad has those key attributes we’re looking for. As well as being a talented player, importantly he has that hunger and desire to do well and he wants to make his reputation in senior football. He’s a player who works tirelessly, pressing and working from the front, and he has very good movement and an eye for goal, with an exceptional goals-to-games ratio as he’s progressed through youth football.”

Beech went on to confirm that other clubs, and from higher divisions, were in for Young this year but his own relationship with head coach Dean Smith helped seal the deal, so I think that in itself guarantees great game time for Brad and his development should rocket here.

Over to you our youngest of the Young’s, make it count and enjoy yourself.

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