Aston Villa defender Toner set for Bradford loan

Aston Villa's Mark Bunn, Carlos Sanchez and Kevin Toner look dejected after Arsenal's fourth goal

HITC Sport understands Aston Villa defender is set to move on loan to Bradford City.

Aston Villa's Mark Bunn, Carlos Sanchez and Kevin Toner look dejected after Arsenal's fourth goalAston Villa's Mark Bunn, Carlos Sanchez and Kevin Toner look dejected after Arsenal's fourth goal

Aston Villa defender Kevin Toner is poised to join Bradford City on loan, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Toner has only recently returned to Villa Park after spending the first half of the season on loan at Walsall.

The Republic of Ireland youth international impressed at Walsall, making 20 appearances at the Banks' Stadium, but his loan deal expired earlier this month.

Toner is highly-rated at Villa after joining the club in 2012 from Home Farm in his native Republic of Ireland.

The 20-year-old made his debut for the club last season and he went on to make four Premier League appearances last term.

The centre-half was rewarded for his progress at Villa with a new two-year deal prior to his loan move to Walsall.

Toner is well down the pecking order in Steve Bruce's first-team plans and he feels he would benefit from going out on loan again to get more first-team experience.

Bradford boss Stuart McCall was alerted to Toner during his impressive showings in League One with Walsall and he is keen to bring him to Valley Parade.

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