Osbourne on his way to Leicester

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Tom Vickers
Villa's young midfielder Isiaah Osbourne is set for a loan move to Ian Holloway's Leicester. The 20 year old will gain valuable first team experience with the Foxes and it could be a good move for all parties concerned.
Osbourne has the look of a young Patrick Vieira about him, but so far he hasn't shown the promise that will help him win a place in the starting XI.
He will hope to toughen up in the rough and ready world of the Championship and Holloway will take nothing less than 100% commitment from the midfielder.
Another Villa midfielder on the move is Australian Chris Herd. The 18 year old has joined Port Vale on a one month loan deal and he is confident he can help them out of their less than favourable predicament.
The struggle at the bottom of League One will provide a good grouding for Herd who has helped the Villa Reserves to the top of the league this season.