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New Boy Delfouneso Scores in Hull Debut

With the Clarets striker situation on critical, Aston Villa's 20 year old England Under-21 international Nathan Delfouneso today joined Burnley on loan until the end of the season and found he was immediately in the starting eleven for tonight`s match at Hull City after replacing Chris Iwelumo in Eddie Howe`s only change.

Not only that but within 5 minutes he had scored to put the Clarets 1-0 up at the KC Stadium and that remained the score at half-time when this article was written. Good start then for the new boy!

Delfouneso came though Villa`s youth academy and has made the occasional appearance for their first team after making his debut in a UEFA Cup game in the 2008/9 season. Delfouneso made his league debut in March 2009 against Tottenham Hotspur coming on as a second half substitute for Gabriel Agbonlahor. He has made 24 first-team apperances for Villa scoring a couple of goals.

Although a recognised striker, Delfouneso has also played a number of times on the wing.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 8 2011

Time: 8:55PM

Your Comments

Where did you spring from tmp, thought you was at the match ;-)
8clarets8
He should do well for you lads, take care of him.
mike_field
He's a legend already lol. He will be well taken care of since he's already from a Claret and Blue army!!
sheclaret
Absolutely criminal we've loaned him out, if he gets suspended or injured before the 28 days I will be annoyed! Hope we recall him asap. Same goes for Bannan!
astvil123
Villa fans, what can we expect from young Nathan, then?
whentheballmoves
Fastest ever to make his mark in Clarets Chronicles? How long did it take Ade?
Couch Potato
What 28 days astvil123 he is here for the rest of the season?
8clarets8
Nathan Delfouneso (Burnley) and Barry Bannan (Leeds) both have clauses in their contracts meaning Aston Villa can recall either player after 28 days. Both are deals until the end of the season but both can be recalled so they are guaranteed to stay for the remainder of the season. Villa only have 2 games over this time period of 28 days but should we get another injury nightmare then we'll be recalling the players. Both are good enough to be playing for us so it wouldn't shock me to see them come back should a few injuries occur which knowing Villa this is year is extremely likely! I hope we recall them anyway, can't believe these two have been loaned out. Awful decision by our manager for me!
astvil123
By the way, both deals having 28 day recall clauses is confirmed on the Villa site.
astvil123
another gary cahill?
krfeskivilla
I like the fact Fonz is at Burnley, and he will do very well for the Clarets. This can only aid his development as he is getting full games and seems to be loving it so far (all be it only one game). Howe seems to have a lot of confidence in him as well and he will repay that confidence ten fold. And besides, we've got enough strikers at the moment anyway and Fonz is well down the pecking order so this can only be great business for both Villa and Burnley. That's my opinion anyway, for what it's worth. Probably nothing!
Grasshopper_AV
Was at Hull last night and he did very well. At home I think he will be a gem as we are very attack minded at speed with great over laps and balls threaded between the back 4. He appears to be a perfect match for what we need at the moment.
VinRogue
The Fonz needs games, I genuinely think that is what is holding him back at Villa. I'd like to see him stay at Burnley to the end of the season, play loads of games (the whole 90 minutes) and develop in what I see as a footballing side.
2fishinatank
Surprised by astvil123's comments, I actually feel Delfouneso is much better off playing in a league as competitive as the Championship for a team like Burnley than sitting on our bench and getting 5-10 minutes every 3 or 4 games. One thing I do like about Houllier is that he recognises that youngsters need playing time to develop, i.e. why so many are out on loan at the moment. Burnley fans can expect a pacy forward who will create his own chances (not always put them away, but given time he will get there) and I would hope he can add a few more to his tally before the end of the season. I hope Burnley get in and win the playoffs, cannot stand the thought of a Welsh side in the Prem. Good Luck chaps.
young_jonah
young_jonah, you're absolutely right to say that Delfouneso is better off going out on loan than rotting in our reserves. But Aston Villa would be much better off if he was playing for us on a regular basis, rather than for Burnley. Clarets fans, you can expect to see a hugely talented player with a good attitude. If he remains with you until the end of the season, I'd be confident not only that a playoff place was assured, but that automatic promotion was a real possibility. But I wouldn't be getting your hopes up as to keeping him on a permanent basis. I think there will be plenty of teams making offers for him in the summer, and with all due respect to Burnely, bigger teams than yours. Mind you, I'd be expecting bigger and better teams than Villa coming in for him.
Albarnista
I think if he stays till the end of the season Burnley fans he will fire you to promotion, will score goals for fun, he has great all round ability pretty good in the air, takes people on and his movement is and work rate are excellent. We know you like to attack and will be a perfect fit. Scoring regular at U21 and still only 19, you'll be sorry to see him leave i'm sure, and we will welcome him back a much more game sesoned pro... good luck for the rest of the season
ASTONVILLA1964
He's already made a good impression, hoping you don't get any injuries and he isn't called back. Many who come to Burnley go back much improved player's and then playing regular football with their team, some have even gone back and made captain, so he can only improve by being at Burnley. Oh not that I am suggesting he would come back as a captain just making a point.
sheclaret
I don’t normally rise to the bait young_ jonah , but I’ve got to respond to your moronic last statement . I take it you have a problem with having to force yourself to watch the likes of Ryan Giggs , Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey gracing the premiership with their skills, and it must really get under your skin to watch James Collins hold your central defence together . I was actually agreeing with your points and then was dumfounded when I read the final infantile statement. Anyway, never mind that puerile nonsense, the Clarets will definitely bring Delfouneso’s game on , and I can’t wait to see him let loose against a formidable Millwall side at the Turf on Saturday. Up the Clarets. Oh, and . . . Cymru am Byth. :-)
WelshClaret
Delfouneso was clearly pleased to be in the Burnley team last night and came over to acknowledge the Burnley supporters when he ran out of the tunnel just before the game started. He showed his class several times during the game.
Grimsby Claret
Your welcome into the English premier league, as our estate agents and holiday home owners were in wales Welshclaret....
Stourbridge Villan
The Fonz will bring you decent movement, bags of pace, a good work rate and a reasonable eye for goal. He's a bit raw though, and sometimes looks like he's running about for the sake of it, although that could just be that he wants to make an impression being as he's only got 7 or 8 minutes to do anything usually. I don't want to put words in young jonahs mouth but I'd prefer not to see either of the welsh sides in the top flight simply because both of them carry a fair bit of thuggery with them wherever they go. It's a pity that the minority spoil it for the rest, but in my experience (and that's fairly considerable) both teams fans have sections which are flashbacks to the dark old days.
lorenzo
I appreciate your point Lorenzo, but I haven't seen any violence at the Liberty Stadium for years. I'm actually reading a book now written by one of the notorious 'Jack Army' and you've got to read it to believe how bad it was. Cardiff and Swansea fans would 'meet' out in Milan and Greece and end up in prison with the local police totally bemused to see Wales fans fighting amongst themselves. If it does still go on at away matches, then I'm blissfully unaware of it . As the author of the book states, the police and clubs have got it all sussed out nowadays, and all they've got are their good memories !!?? By the way, Villa fans together with Pompey and Leeds fans are well thought of by the Jack Army because of their ferocious fighting back in those dreadful days.
WelshClaret
Well it seems weve made a good signing by all the Villa fans comments seems a young cracker. Just what we need. You can rest assured Villa fans we will look after him, build up his confidence and send him back a better player. I did like last night how before, during and after the game he was coming over to us and saying thanks and getting us going even more. "FEED THE FONZE AND HE WILL SCORE, FEED THE FONZE AND HE WILL SCORE!".
skutter169
Well lets give him a banquet then!!! He certainly has already started to pave his way to become a legend at TM
sheclaret
 

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