Aston Villa loan man has say on Championship loan spell so far

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Aston Villa defender Ben Chrisene has said he is still 'settling' into his loan spell at Blackburn Rovers.

The full-back, who is 20-years-old, was given the green light to link up with the Championship side on a temporary basis running until the end of the season during the January transfer window.

Chrisene has since played two games for Rovers this winter as he looks to get some experience under his belt before heading back to Villa Park in the summer.

He has told his new club's website: “I think fitness will come naturally and I’ll feel more comfortable with every game I play.

“I’m still settling in and I think that’s normal in the early stages. It’s a competitive league and you have to get up to the pace of the division pretty quickly, which I’m still doing now.

“As soon as results come our way again, I’m sure it’ll all be better for me and the team.

“The more games you play, the easier it gets. I think it’s a league that I can thrive in and the team can thrive in once we begin getting the results we need," he added.

“The fans are the most important people for us. With their support and backing, they’ll only help us perform and begin getting good results again.”

Chrisene started his career at Exeter City and rose up through their academy ranks. He went on to play five times for their first-team as a teenager before he was snapped up by Aston Villa.

The prospect has since played five games for his parent club to date too and is looking to break into the senior team properly in the future.

His immediate focus is on helping Blackburn rise up the second tier table.

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