Aston Villa confirmed on Monday that young forward Cameron Archer has joined Championship club Preston North End for the second half of the season.
Consequently, a number of Villa supporters have weighed in with their thoughts on the update via social media.
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Archer has impressed in claret and blue this season for both the senior and under-23 sides, scoring 12 goals in as many games. The 20-year-old scored four times in two Carabao Cup games against Barrow and Chelsea and has also made three Premier League appearances this season from the bench under former Villa manager Dean Smith.
He’ll now join up with Ryan Lowe, Steven Gerrard’s good friend, in the second tier until the end of the current campaign. Archer, who signed a new contract at Villa Park last month, could make his debut for Preston on Wednesday night against West Brom.
Villa fans react
Here is what these Villa fans had to say in reply to the club’s official Twitter post on Archer’s loan move, with one labelling it as ‘elite’.
“Feel sorry for him”
“Great move, go tear it up son”
“What an acquisition for Preston. Up there with Tammy and Mings as elite loans to Championship”
“He’s gonna be unreal”
“Another big move for one of the youngsters. Big step up, see if he can keep bagging”
“Stevie G helping his mate Lowe at Preston. Hope Archer tears it up there”
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