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Confirmed: Aston Villa player departs to join EFL side on temporary basis

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Northampton Town have confirmed that defender Dominic Revan has joined them from Aston Villa until January. 

The 20-year-old is a centre-back by trade and spent the second half of last season out on loan in the National League with Weymouth, featuring 15 times before returning to Villa Park in April.

It seems Villa are keen for the defender to continue his development in League Two as Northampton have confirmed that they’ve signed him on loan for the first half of the 2021/22 campaign.

Cobblers boss Jon Brady was pleased to welcome Revan to his squad and told the club website: “Dominic is a highly rated defender who can play anywhere across the back line.

“He can play as a centre back or as a full back and he is quick, aggressive and a player with a first class attitude who made a real impact when he had a loan spell last season.

“He will add cover and depth across the back line and give us options in a number of defensive positions, he has worked with Colin Calderwood before so there is already that relationship there and we are looking forward to welcoming him in to the group.”

Northampton sit eighth in League Two, having taken seven points from four games this term, as they look to bounce back after being relegated from League One last season.

Revan is a product of the West Midlands club’s academy system and appears to be highly thought of by Dean Smith and his staff as he captained the senior side against Liverpool in the FA Cup last term.

That is his only senior appearance for Villa to date but he’s worked his way through the club’s U18s and U23s sides.

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The Verdict

This looks like it could prove to be a fantastic signing for Northampton, who have added a hungry, young defender to their side.

Clearly, he’s got leadership qualities as Villa gave him the captaincy for their FA Cup game against Liverpool back in January.

The move should work ideally for Revan as well with the 20-year-old looking to prove to Smith and co. that he can be a regular part of the senior squad in years to come.

Half a season in League Two should be a fantastic learning experience for him, while the Cobblers add more quality to their squad.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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