Cambridge United have signed Aston Villa goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old started his career at FC Basel and joined Villa in 2009, but has yet to make his first-team debut.

"We have known about Benjamin since pre-season and are delighted to have been able to sign someone of his calibre," said U's director of football Jez George.

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