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UPDATED 03:21 27th August 2016

A commanding and aggressive defender, Kevin Toner joined the Saddlers on a six month loan in August 2016.

The 20-year old Irishman arrived at the Banks’s Stadium days before the close of the transfer window and made his debut in a 3-3 draw with Bury on 27th August 2016 Toner’s career began with his hometown side Ashbourne United before making the move to Home Farm in 2010.

Following a string of impressive displays in Ireland, he joined Aston Villa Academy two years later where he continued his development.

The move to the Banks’s is his second loan spell away from the Villa having featured six times in a loan move to Kidderminster Harriers last season.

The left-sided centre-back returned to his parent club in January and captained the under 21s side who played their home games at the Banks’s Stadium.

The all action defender was handed his senior debut three months later, replacing Micah Richards in a 4-2 home defeat to Southampton and went on to make a further three Premier League appearances against Watford, Newcastle and Arsenal before the end of the season.