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.
We can confirm that Jordan Lyden has departed for @OfficialOAFC in a deal lasting until January ⏩
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 31, 2018
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.
Hopefully get a good run of games under his belt. ??
— AVFC U23 (@AVFCU23) August 31, 2018
And onto other clubs, where they will gain vital first team football not available to them at villa. Before returning to us a better player, where they will be given a chance in the team. Like a certain jack grealish did a few years back
— frunkle birley (@freddiebarley) August 31, 2018
That’s really positive to hear ??
— WilloOAFC (@CLUNGExxxADDICT) August 31, 2018
— Total Villa (@Total_Villa) August 31, 2018
Bit of both really. Good on the ball, can pick a pass, gets stuck in too. Reads it pretty well.
— The Informer ???? ?? (@AV_The_Informer) August 31, 2018
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.