Thomas Strain: Chester sign Aston Villa striker on loan
Conference side Chester have signed young Aston Villa striker Thomas Strain on a one-month loan deal.
The Coventry-born 19-year-old, whose brother Ryan also plays for Villa's youth team, moved to Australia at a young age before coming back to England, where he was spotted by Villa.
After signing a two-year scholarship in April 2011, Strain did enough for Villa to tie him to a longer-term deal.
He joins other recent Chester recruits Ryan Higgins and Josh Green.