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O’Halloran Set for Villa Exit?

O’Halloran Set for Villa Exit?

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Holland has admitted that the club have made an enquiry with Aston Villa regarding a young left back, believed to be Stephen O’Halloran.

The Railwaymen are looking for a short-term replacement defender ahead of their League One clash against Leeds United, following the news that injured star Billy Jones, once tipped for greater things, will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a cartilage injury. It is believed that O’Halloran is the first target for the club however should a loan deal not be arranged, they have backups already organised.

O’Halloran is one of three Villa academy products believed to be departing Villa Park in this transfer window, with Leicester close to agreeing a short-term deal for Isaiah Osbourne and Sheffield United making further enquiries about the availability of defender Gary Cahill.

When asked about outgoings at Villa Park manager Martin O’Neill said:

“People I would be looking to send out on loan are young players who need first-team football. They have reached a point where they would benefit from games which they maybe aren’t getting here.

“There will be things happening here between now and the end of January which I think will benefit the club and the players.”

The Crewe boss, who took over from long-standing manager Dario Gradi in the summer (kind of) spoke to the official website, Crewealex.net:

'With the news that Billy [Jones] could be out for up to eight weeks we could do with bringing in a left-back as soon as possible.

'I have contacted Aston Villa about a young full-back. He is available for loan now but he has a few options on the table. He is set to meet his manager and decide on his next move. I have spoken to Neil McDonald there and he says once he decides and if it is favourable towards Crewe then we will be contacted by the player or his agent.

'That is way Aston Villa wanted to handle the situation and as yet we have not heard anything from them, so that does appear unlikely at the moment. If that doesn't materialise then we will just move on to the next target on our list because we have a few in mind.'

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Writer:Murph
Date:Friday January 11 2008
Time: 1:44PM

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We need 4 or the dressing room is gonna start looking very empty!
steako
11/01/2008 14:09:00
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think these loans are good as long as they are for players not likely to make the first team. Gets them experience and part pays their wages. Better than being in the reserves and hopefully gives them the chance to prove that they are good enough to push for our first team.
The Fear
11/01/2008 15:02:00
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Good move for the O’Halloran and both clubs. The youngster will continue his footballing education under the watchful eye of Dario Gradi and his staff.
bazzah
11/01/2008 15:05:00
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*I meant Dario Gradi's ex-staff* ;-)
bazzah
11/01/2008 15:07:00
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;-). Someone else who knows just what Dario's job is I see!
murph
11/01/2008 15:45:00
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I'm not at all convinced about O'Halloran. Never really impressed me, either at youth or reserve team level. Of all the youngsters, talented ones at that, that we have currently on the books, I cant see why young Stephen is supposedly one of the most highly rated. Hope he goes on to prove me wrong though.
glensider
11/01/2008 15:55:00
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