HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are lining up loan moves for Aston Villa youngster Jake Doyle-Hayes.

A number of League One clubs are planning a loan move for highly-rated Aston Villa midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Doyle-Hayes is highly-regarded at Villa having joined the club’s academy at the age of the 15 from his native Republic of Ireland.

The 19-year-old made his competitive debut with a start in last season’s Carabao Cup victory over Wigan Athletic and he has gone on to make three first-team appearances for the club.

Doyle-Hayes started the League Cup win over Yeovil at the start of the season and he was named on the bench for last month’s stunning 5-5 draw with Nottingham Forest.

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The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international finds himself down the pecking order at Villa Park with the likes of Glenn Whelan, Mile Jedinak, Henri Lansbury, Conor Hourihane and John McGinn all battling for a spot in Dean Smith’s starting XI.

The classy midfielder has been a regular for Villa’s Under-23s and with his first-team chances looking limited in the second half of the campaign, Villa are considering sending him out on loan so that he can gain valuable first-team experience elsewhere.

A host of League One clubs have made enquiries to Villa about Doyle-Hayes availability and Villa are now considering their options before sanctioning a loan move for the midfielder in the New Year.

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