Sky Blues snap up Gardner
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24/11/2011 11:16 +0100The 19-year-old midfielder, who scored a brace for England Under 21s earlier this month against Iceland, joins on an initial one-month deal until January 3rd. Gardner, who is the younger brother of Sunderland midfielder Craig, is highly regarded at Villa and is tipped for a big future at Villa Park. Sky Blues boss Andy Thorn was delighted to land Gardner after reportedly beating off a host of clubs to the midfielder's signature. "I am delighted to get him," Thorn told the Coventry Telegraph. "Although I have been looking for a bit of experience, this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up because Gary is such a talented lad. "He's over 6ft, has got a great engine, can tackle and he scores goals from midfield. "He's an England Under 21 international and a proper talent and we've beaten off a host of other clubs to get him because he likes to play football and likes the way we play, so he should be a good addition for us."