Aston Villa striker ‘hoping’ for January loan move after impressive Preston North End spell last season

Aston Villa striker ‘hoping’ for January loan move.

Aston Villa striker Cameron Archer is reportedly open to a temporary exit in January. The youngster was a hit on loan at Preston North End in the Championship during the second-half of last season.

As detailed in a report by Birmingham Live, the youngster is ‘hoping’ for a move to get some game time under his belt. The 20-year-old is highly-rated at Villa Park and is being tipped for a bright future in the game.

Archer, who is an England youth international, ended up staying with Aston Villa over the summer and has made seven appearances in all competitions so far this term, six of which have come in the Premier League. However, he is yet to find the net for the Midlands outfit.

He showed what he can do at Preston in the last campaign and fired seven goals in 20 games for the Lilywhites. The forward also had a stint away in non-league at Solihull Moors a couple of years ago and bagged seven times for them.

The Walsall-born man has risen up through the academy at Villa and was a regular for them at various youth levels before making the step up into the first-team picture. Archer would benefit from another loan this winter to get more experience but Unai Emery will have the final say as he won’t want to leave himself short of options in attack.