Luton Town have signed highly-rated Aston Villa left back Lewis Kinsella on loan for the rest of the season.
The 20-year-old is tipped for a bright future with the Premier League club and has already made a big impression with new Villa boss Tim Sherwood.
Kinsella was drafted into the Villans’ match-day squad this month for the Premier League fixtures against Swansea and Sunderland, as well as the FA Cup win over the Baggies which sealed Villa’s place in the semi-finals.
With Scott Griffiths due to undergo a hernia operation and Jake Howells picking up a knock, the Town are short of left-backs, as manager John Still said: “We are very lucky to have a player of Lewis’ calibre – it speaks volumes that he has been on Villa’s bench for their last two Premier League games.
“With Scott unavailable and needing an operation we are light of players in that area and with that in mind we’re delighted to be able to do a deal to bring Lewis to Luton Town.
“He is very highly thought of at Villa Park and he has been training regularly with the first team. He’s a young man but he’s a tough and up-and-at-them defender, and whenever we’ve seen him play we’ve always been massively impressed.”
“We are very lucky to have a player of Lewis’ calibre – it speaks volumes that he has been on Villa’s bench for their last two Premier League games.”John Still
Kinsella has been a regular for Villa’s youth and development sides since arriving at Villa Park from Arsenal, and helped their U19s win the NextGen Series 2013 – youth football’s European Cup.
He will go straight into the Town side to play Northampton on Saturday.