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No Permanent Deal For Aston Villa Loanee

by Steven Green

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Simon Dawkins

On loan Spurs man won’t be earning a long term deal with Villa.

Simon Dawkins won’t be staying at Aston Villa beyond the end of this season, according to the Express & Star.

The 25-year-old joined The Villans on the final day of the January transfer window to much pomp and expectancy but has so far failed to break into the first team at a time when they have begun to find some form.

Making just three substitute appearances for Paul Lambert’s men, the first of which was his Premier League debut, it’s believed that he’s not made enough of an impact to earn a longer term deal in the Midlands.

Dawkins joined the Spurs youth academy in 2004 but was unable to break into the side and joined Leyton Orient in 2008. He was released by Spurs shortly after, joining the likes of Strasbourg, Celtic and Bournemouth for trials, but was resigned by Tottenham later that summer on the insistence of former midfielder Tim Sherwood.

A serious ankle injury ensued and he was then shipped out on loan to MLS side, San Jose Earthquakes in 2011. Whilst Stateside he helped the ‘Quakes to an MLS Supporters Shield and Western Conference championship in the second of two successful years in California. He scored 14 goals in 53 appearances for San Jose.

However, after much praise and excitement over his move to Villa, he has failed to make a real impact and hasn’t featured since the club’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the beginning of March.

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