Villa boss keen to send fringe players away on-loan

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has revealed he is open to the idea of sending out some fringe members of his squad on loan when the Football League window opens at the weekend.

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O'Neill has several promising members of his squad knocking at the first-team door and will consider approaches from lower division clubs as he looks to continue their football education.

Young defender Stephen O'Halloran has already been mentioned as a possible loan target for Championship side Ipswich Town.

"I explore any possibility of things that can suit the player and perhaps the club," he told the club's official website.

"The minute we sign any player, we get inundated with calls from clubs wanting to loan this and that player. It's as if they're waiting for us to make signings before making a move.

"I'll review the situation and see what might suit both the club and the players."

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