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Chris Herd

BornApril 4, 1989

Christopher "Chris" Herd is an Australian association football player who plays for Premier League club Aston Villa. His profile is that of a utility player who can perform competently in a number of positions, including central defence, full back and central midfield.Herd signed for Aston Villa from Australian club Bayswater City SC in February 2005, along with fellow Australian Shane Lowry, initially in a deal that was made up of a two-year Youth Training Scheme. He made 19 appearances and scored twice for Aston Villa Reserves during his YTS campaign, as well as 21 appearances and 1 goal for the Academy. In January 2008, Herd signed on a one month loan deal (subsequently extended) for Port Vale and made his debut in the following match against Millwall. After returning from Vale Park, Herd then signed a one month loan deal with Wycombe Wanderers in March 2008. On 27 November 2009, Villa allowed Herd to join League Two side Lincoln City on loan until the new year. Hew made his Aston Villa Premier League debut against Manchester United on 13 November 2010, when he came on as a late substitute in the 2-2 draw at Villa Park. On 10 January 2011, Herd scored a hat-trick as the Aston Villa reserves recorded a 10–1 victory over Arsenal reserves.He played as a right-back against Wolves in his first Premier League game of the 2011-12; his performance earned him the man of the match award. Herd was selected in Australia's final Under-20 Squad for the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt,
Chelsea vs Aston Villa preview : Benteke and co. pose strong threat
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  Chelsea players have endured one of the toughest experiences in modern day football when they travelled half way round the world, to play in the Club World Cup, only to stumble at the final step and come back empty handed. With almost no rest after landing in England, a Capital One Cup fixture away …
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