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James Bree makes Ipswich Town switch

The Villa defender joins the bottom-of-Championship side on loan

Telford United v Aston Villa - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

Aston Villa have loaned out yet another player, and this time it’s James Bree who is off to Ipswich Town.

The Villa defender has made 11 appearances this season, with six starts. His starts mainly came in that gap when Axel Tuanzebe came up with his injury, and before Tommy Elphick was brought back from his loan to Hull City early this month.

This is the first time the 21-year-old has been loaned out since joining from Barnsley back in 2017. He will hope to help Paul Lambert and Ipswich climb from the bottom of the Championship into safety.

Villa defeated Ipswich 2-1 last weekend, so there will be no more fixtures between the two sides this season.

Bree is under contract with the Villa until 2021, and this loan move could mean that Villa really are going to push to sign Fred Guilbert from Caen.

Bree is the third Villa player loaned out so far on today’s deadline day.