Coventry City and Charlton have missed out as Cambridge United swoop in for hot prospect Rushian Hepburn-Murphy from Aston Villa on loan, confirmed by the club website.

League Two side Cambridge United have beaten League One sides Coventry City and Charlton for hot prospect Rushian Hepburn-Murphy from Aston Villa on loan.

The youngster has played seven times for the Championship side this season, working with Cambridge United Head Coach Colin Calderwood while he was assistant at Aston Villa.

Cambridge United Head Coach Colin Calderwood spoke to the club website about the signing of Rushian Hepburn-Murphy: We’re delighted to get Rushian in as an addition to the squad for the rest of the season.”

“Firstly we would like to thank Aston Villa for allowing him out on loan to us, as I’m sure he is a young player who will have been highly sought after.”

Rushian provides us with a different type of centre forward and will add to our ammunition in that area of the pitch. The loan works well for all parties as it will also give him a super platform to develop his senior playing experience.”

Cambridge United’s Head of Football Ben Strang added: “As we’ve previously communicated, adding forward options to the group was a priority for us; so we are thrilled to add a player of Rushian’s calibre.”

“He’s one we’ve seen a lot of over the years and always admired. He’s a player Colin knows well and this relationship will be important in maximising Rushian’s contribution during his time with us.”

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy will wear number 9 for Cambridge United.

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