Jordan Graham, the Bodymoor Heath Academy graduate once tipped for big things, has made the short trip to the Molineux where he has been on trial, joining Wolves on a temporary basis.
Yet to make a senior appearance in a Villa shirt, he has had previous spells at Ipswich Town and Bradford City in recent seasons, where even there he experienced limited playing time.
Wolves, currently sitting at 12th in the Championship, looked set to top the ladder at the time of Graham’s initial arrival in October, but four losses in succession have seen them drop to mid-table.
While the first team at Villa has seen youth gain first preference throughout the majority of manager Paul Lambert’s tenure, Graham has failed to gain a spot in the senior squad.
An ever-present for the under-21 side with whom he won the 2012-2013 NextGen Series with fellow academy graduate Jack Grealish, his arrival coincides with 17-year-old striker Donovan Wilson’s arrival from Bristol Rovers.
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Although Graham would almost certainly begin plying his trade with the under 21 side at the Molineux, a chance of a senior debut would seem more likely for Wolves than it would for Villa at this point in his young career, where even his counterpart Grealish is struggling for match time after signing a new four-year contract last month.
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