Portsmouth have signed Aston Villa youngster Michael Drennan. The 20-year old forward has recently returned to Aston Villa following a loan move to Carlisle. Drennan made 6 appearances for Carlisle starting 3 of those games.
The Portsmouth boss was determined to bring Drennan to Portsmouth after scouting Drennan for a good few months now.
“Michael can get in behind people and gives us the ability to get further up the pitch.
“He’s been a real threat whenever I’ve seen him play for Aston Villa,” boss Richie Barker.
“He’s a bit unusual in the sense that most youngsters today want to play short to feet.
“We have been watching him for a few months – I wanted to take him when I was at Crawley – but he was in and around Villa’s first team squad.”
Aston Villa currently have 8 players loaned out. Samir Carruthers, playing for MK Dons, has played the most football from the Villa loanee’s, making 23 appearances scoring 2 goals. Jack Grealish (Notts County) has played 22 games, one less than Carruthers but has scored a total of 4 goals. Darren Bent is third with 19 appearances with Fulham and has scored 3 goals.