St Johnstone trials for Aston Villa midfielder Ebby Nelson-Addy

Aston Villa midfielder Ebby Nelson-Addy has joined St Johnstone for trials. St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas has taken the 19-year-old on a week long loan.

Aston Villa midfielder Ebby Nelson-Addy has joined St Johnstone for trials.

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas has taken the 19-year-old on a week long loan.

Lomas said: ''We have Ebby up here for a week. I like to have young players around. It's good to have a mix of youth and experience in any squad.

''Villa are renowned for their youth academy and I know Gordon Cowans and Kevin McDonald, who have played a massive part in their success. There have been loads of kids coming through, including Scotland international Barry Bannan.

''We are just having a look at Ebby and he can see what we are all about."

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