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26 January 2015

New loan signing speaks about his loan move from Aston Villa.

  • Australian international can’t wait to feature for Latics.
  • 25-year-old signs until the end of the season.
  • Herd is Malky Mackay’s second January signing after Liam Ridgewell joined from Portland Timbers.
Latics’ latest loan signing Chris Herd says he is excited to get his DW Stadium spell underway after joining from Aston Villa until the end of the season.

The Australian international has made 42 appearances for the Villans during four years in the first team at Villa Park, as well as enjoying loan spells at Port Vale, Wycombe Wanderers, Lincoln City and Bolton Wanderers.

And he says he’s been welcomed from the off at Christopher Park and can’t wait to get started.

“I’m very happy to sign and get the deal done until the end of the season,” Herd said. “Everybody has made me feel really welcome and it’s been really nice so I’m looking forward to getting out there and playing.

“It’s a great club, a Premier League club but unfortunately that’s not where the club is at the moment but it’s somewhere where it belongs.

“I’ve played against Wigan a few times; it’s always a tough game and it’s a great club with great honour.”

Herd hasn’t played a competitive game since October but he’s raring to go and feels he can bring a lot to Malky Mackay’s side.

“I’m a team player and I’ve been out on loan a few times as a young lad,” he added. “I’m 25 now so I need to be playing regular first team football and hopefully I can do that here.

“I’m going to bring a lot of energy to the team, I can play in a number of positions and I’ll play wherever the manager wants me to play – I can’t wait to get out there.”

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