Aston Villa’s Aaron Tshibola joins Kilmarnock on loan

Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Tshibola has joined Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the season.

Tshibola, who spent the first half of this season on loan at MK Dons, is Steve Clarke’s first signing of the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old has previously worked with the Killie boss at Reading and Aston Villa.

Tshibola told the club’s official website said: “I’m delighted to be here. It has taken quite a while to get here but I’m pleased to join the squad.

“I’m reunited with Steve Clarke and I can’t wait to get started. He is a top coach, he has been a massive influence in my career and he has helped me develop.

“I want to hit the ground running and help the squad, and the goal is to make sure we finish in the top six.”