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Aston Villa: Louie Barry absence explained

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Aston Villa youngster Louie Barry has been out of action for Ipswich Town recently due to a nasty tooth abscess, according to Ashley Preece.

The Lowdown: Barry’s loan

Barry was one of 10 Villa youngsters to head out on loan in the summer, with the 18-year-old’s move to Ipswich Town one of the more high-profile transfers of the bunch.

However, the forward has only made three starts for the Tractor Boys in all competitions and is yet to score for the League One side.

He hasn’t featured in the last six third-tier fixtures, and Preece has explained why that has been the case.

Should Villa recall Barry in January?

Yes, 100%

Yes, 100%

No, let him stay with Ipswich

No, let him stay with Ipswich

The Latest: Preece’s post

Preece shared a story on Twitter on Monday, looking at Kaine Kesler’s impressive loan spell at Swindon Town.

The reliable reporter was then asked by a Villa fan about Barry, to which he said:

“He’s been out with a nasty tooth abscess, believe it or not. Barry was back in match action for Ipswich’s U23s earlier. Villa will address Barry’s loan in January. He desperately needs a run of games.”

As Preece’s reply was direct to a supporter, it went under the radar with a fraction of interaction (two retweets) compared to the post on Kesler.

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The Verdict: January recall?

With Preece suggesting Villa will address Barry’s temporary stay in the New Year, a January recall could well be on the cards.

As the journalist mentions, the whole point of Barry heading out of Villa Park was to get a string of first-team games under his belt.

One league start in nine isn’t ideal for the forward who Dean Smith hailed earlier this year, so it could make sense to bring him back to the Midlands in the winter window and go from there, depending on how he fares once fit.

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