Chris Herd Signs New Deal With Villa

Link.

The deal is for three and a half years and Herd becomes the latest of Villa's youngsters to commit to the club long-term. The Australian midfielder made his debut earlier this season against Manchester United and has seen intermittent first-team action since then. He's not in the same class of prospect as Bannan, Albrighton, or Clark, but he's a solid youngster and has a well-rounded range of skills, capable in both a holding and attacking midfield role.

Herd was most recently in the news for his hat-trick in the Villa reserves' 10-1 victory over Arsenal's reserves and though the midfield is a bit crowded at the moment (and hopefully due to become even more so before the month is out) but such an effort is bound to lead to a bit more of a look in the future. Contracts such as these are fairly common for younger players, but it does give when pause when considering all of the talk of the players being in open rebellion against Gerard Houllier. It's certainly not proof one way or the other, but does it seem logical that so many players would be signing new contracts were their lives at the club so miserable? Just something to consider.

In any case, it's good to have another quality young player committed to Villa for a few more years. Hopefully this will end up being a long, happy and mutually beneficial arrangement.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join 7500 To Holte

You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

Join 7500 To Holte

You must be a member of 7500 To Holte to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at 7500 To Holte. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker