Date: 17th August 2018 at 7:00am
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Aston Villa have confirmed that Academy graduate Mitch Clark has headed out on a loan spell for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign, and he hasn’t gone far – Port Vale.

The young fullback more than played his part in our Under 23 Premier League Cup success last season and also let’s not forget his involvement in us almost securing promotion as well, before narrowly losing out in the Play-Off Final at Premier League 2 level.

Clark joined up with the first team for our pre-season build up and for those fans who hadn’t been aware of him previously, well he’s certainly put himself on the radar of far more fans and extended his little fan club.

The Port Vale move is the 19-year-old’s first spell away from the club and stepping into League Two will be a good test for him, but there’s plenty of confidence he’ll hit the ground running if the Valiants give him the chance.

He heads out having made his Villa debut back in August last year in our EFL Cup clash with Wigan Athletic.

Predictably there were plenty of criticisms about the move and Steve Bruce’s decision to let him out on loan, but I fail to see the issue here. It’s the best thing for his future and with some fans moaning after three straight wins and moaning, even more, we didn’t hammer Yeovil with youngsters on the pitch, it’s only natural they moan about this I guess.

Cake and eat it much?

Ho hum, crack on Clarkie and make a proper name for yourself and return with an eye on the first team!


7 Replies to “Villa Make The Right Decision As This Man Steps Up A Level”

  • Awful attitude of this blogger. Another talent leaves the club showing Bruce will never give the kids a chance. Oh and Doyle Hayes was better and Rushian was at least as good as anyone else who was at Yeovil. Bruce singled them out which is disgusting.

    • Green & Davis have made it into the 1st team on several occasions so there’s 2 kids for you. RHM & JDH were nowhere near being our best performers on Tuesday! Kids and fringe players need to take those opportunities to stand out and force the manager to pick them for the following game. Unfortunately neither of them have done that.

    • I thank you kind sir hiding behind your invented name and clearly knowing nothing about the game you profess to love. Jog on I believe is the appropriate phrase you utter bellend.

      You also know nothing about journalism, Bruce doesn’t set questions based on the answers he wants to give. Are you Donald Trump’s latest lovechild?

      • Ignore the obstinate clown Mike. I remember him posting on the BM site last season he used to P everyone off, it was one negative comment after another. After the 4-0 away win at Burton all he wanted to do was criticise the substitutions Bruce made, even though one of them scored 5 minutes after coming on.

  • Good move for Mitch. We need to see if he can cut it playing 1st team football not the U23’s – there is a massive gap between the 2 standards. He looks a good prospect but we see so many who show promise at U23 level who cant make that final step up.

  • Couldn’t agree more Mike! JDH was so far off the pace against Yeovil (not that anyone else wasn’t – I think the players expected them to roll over for us), there’s no way he’s een close regular Championship football. This is a great move for Clarkie and I hope he forces his way into their first team plans. Easah’s is an even more interesting one IMO, shows a lot of guts for a guy of his age to take a loan abroad, really hope it serves him well. Fingers crossed we fin a decent club for JDH and Callum O’Hare to continue their development.

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