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Aston Villa-owned Mitchell Clark already impressing Port Vale fans

Mitchell Clark of Port Vale moves forward with the ball away from Sam Hoskins of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League Two match between Port Vale and Northampton Town at Vale Park on...

Mitchell Clark joined Port Vale on loan from Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.

Mitchell Clark of Port Vale moves forward with the ball away from Sam Hoskins of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League Two match between Port Vale and Northampton Town at Vale Park on...

Mitchell Clark is a hugely talented and promising young footballer, and the Aston Villa-owned defender is doing well at Port Vale.

The Welsh defender joined Port Vale on a season-long loan deal from Championship club Villa in the summer transfer window.

The 19-year-old has already established himself as an important player for Neil Aspin’s side, and his performance in their 2-0 win against Northampton Town at Vale Park in League Two this past weekend was superb.

The Welsh teenager started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes, and once again he gave a good account of himself.

As stated on Vale’s official website, Clark has played six matches - all of them have been starts.

Vale fans have been impressed with the performance of the Villa-owned defender and have praised the 19-year-old on social networking site Twitter, as shown in the following posts.

 

Ritchie De Laet of Aston Villa during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Peterborough United at Villa Park on January 06, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Another player who has left Villa on loan is Ritchie De Laet, who has joined Melbourne City in A-League for the 2017-18 campaign.

City manager Warren Joyce has spoken highly of the 29-year-old Belgian, saying that he knew that he would play for Manchester United, which the defender did.

Joyce told ESPN: “There was an opportunity to bring Ritchie to the club that we discussed with the manager to help [the reserve] team out.

”Secretly I always thought he could play for Manchester United's first team and it turned out to be true.”

Meanwhile, De Laet has stated that he spoken to two Villa players before moving to City - Ross McCormack and Mile Jedinak.

The Birmingham Mail quotes De Laet as saying: “I knew the gaffer (Warren Joyce) here as well and I spoke a little bit with Ross (McCormack) and Mile (Jedinak). They said it was a nice place to be so when the opportunity came I grabbed it.”

City head coach Warren Joyce looks ahead during the FFA Cup round of 16 match between Melbourne City and Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park on August 29, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

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