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Aston Villa: Rushian Hepburn-Murphy set for loan move

Aston Villa: Rushian Hepburn-Murphy set for loan move - NON-NEWSNOW

Aston Villa youngster Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is set to join Tranmere Rovers on loan, according to Football Insider.

The England Under 20 international has already represented Villa 17 times in his career but may find first-team opportunities hard to come by now the club are back in the Premier League, especially now the club have signed Wesley Moraes and continue to be linked with Neal Maupay.

He spent the second half of last season on loan in League Two with Cambridge United, starting 10 games and coming on as a substitute seven times, scoring twice and assisting once.

While a move to Tranmere will be an exciting step up for Hepburn-Murphy after their promotion to League One, if the move does materialise, he could be put in the most pressurised and demanding striker role in the league: coming in for James Norwood.

The 28-year-old was the top scorer in League Two last season with 29 goals, won League Two Player of the Season and scored the goal which got them to the play-off final before joining Ipswich.

It is highly unlikely Hepburn-Murphy will be able to fully take on the mantle of replacing him, so Tranmere will need to find a way to get the youngster plenty of support in getting the goals needed to stay up or even push on.

This will be a very good move for Hepburn-Murphy, as it will allow him to regularly test himself at a higher level than he was at last year, potentially aiding his development.

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