Date: 31st August 2018 at 7:00pm
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Aston Villa have confirmed that young midfielder Jordan Lyden has signed a deal with Oldham Athletic and heads to them on a loan deal until January.

It’ll be the 22-year-old’s first loan spell away from the club as he looks to put injury issues completely in the background and kick on properly in the game now.

The Australian midfielder has long been rated at Villa and got his break back in the 2015/16 campaign where he made six appearances across the year, including four Premier League games but injury hit and 2017/18 was all about getting back to full form and fitness and he did just that, whilst also being called upon for our EFL Cup campaign (can you call two games a campaign?) at first-team level.

He heads to Boundary Park now looking to hopefully secure a solid run of games under his belt, and the deal is only until January so I guess the hope is he hits the ground running, and given his first team showings for us, we can maybe try and step him up to League One level for the second half of the year to make up for some lost time.

Lyden heads out in good confidence as he played a key role for Kevin MacDonald’s Under 23 side in 2017/18 as we almost secured promotion into Premier League 2 Division 1, narrowly missing out in the Play-Off final, but we did lift the Premier League Cup last season and he skippered us to glory.

I hope it’ll be a good spell for him and there are high hopes about this lad.

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