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Chris Herd on verge of Wigan Athletic loan move

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Aston Villa's Aussie utility man set to leave on loan to Wigan Athletic in a move that will see his AVFC contract expire

Chris looking happy on International duty.
Chris looking happy on International duty.
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The Birmingham Mail has reported that Villa's Chris Herd will today complete a loan move to Wigan that will surely mean the end of his Aston Villa career, considering that the Australian's contract is up in July. There's been no talk or rumour of a renewal and it would be a surprise if he was signed back to the club now.

Chris Herd was best known to Villa fans as the bloke who got involved in a fight outside a Birmingham nightclub a few years back. His role in the team was undefined and Herd would find himself playing on the back four or in midfield. Chris Herd hasn't played a game for Aston Villa in over a year, so it makes sense t

It's been a bad week for Aston Villa academy graduates. Firstly, Daniel Johnson left on a permanent move to Preston North-End and now Chris Herd will be seeing out his Villa contract on loan at Wigan. Two pieces of damning evidence that show that Villa will be needing to step up their academy focus in coming years.