Boro boss swoops for Villa midfielder
MIDDLESBROUGH boss Gordon Strachan today signed Aston Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne on a two-month loan deal. The Birmingham-born 21-year-old, who trained with the Teessiders for the first time this morning, has made 29 appearances for Villa since earning his senior debut three years ago. Strachan said: "I have known about Isaiah for about a year and he will bring us more strength in the midfield area where we are definitely short on numbers. "He's not a flair player, he's what I would call a continuity player, but he will also give us strength, height and get about the pitch." Osbourne already has some experience of the Coca-Cola Championship having made eight appearances on loan at Nottingham Forest last season.
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