Thomas Strain: Chester sign Aston Villa striker on loan

Thomas Strain
Thomas Strain has Australian citizenship but is also eligible to represent England, Ireland and Scotland

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.