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One Villan Returns, Another Heads Back Out In Search Of Better


And a happy Covid booster Friday to Vital Villans. It seems whilst I was otherwise engaged Aston Villa’s January transfer window work has continued apace without a single thought for me not being around.

Before we deal with a certain Calum Chambers, there’s a bit of Under 23 news for fans (who like me) might not have been aware.

Firstly, highly rated Arjan Raihky has been reloaned back out to National League side Grimsby Town.

19-year-old Raihky didn’t have the best of spells out with Stockport County in the first half of the year, which was surprising to most of their fans as when he did play (five starts and eight substitute showings) he looked very impressive, and a lot of Villans watched him in action for them in their FA Cup clash with Bolton Wanderers where he looked a cut above.

Having been recalled earlier this month over his game time, he’ll be looking for far greater minutes with his new 10th placed team and I can only hope he hits the ground running this time, as in my humble, Stockport should’ve got a lot more out of him from what I saw.

In other loanee news, youngster Mungo Bridge has also had a dire time at French Championnat National side FC Annecy, with the 21-year-old only making two appearances for them following his August move. Having impressed in his FA Cup debut for us against Liverpool, much more was expected from this spell, so presumably we’ll be looking to get him out again in the time that remains.

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