</figure><p class="sp-story-body__introduction">Stoke City have signed Wales defender James Chester on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season.</p>
The 31-year-old centre-back helped Villa win promotion to the Premier League last term but is yet to make a league appearance in this campaign.
“James has great experience at club and international level and will no doubt be a valuable addition,” Stoke boss Michael O’Neill told the club website.
Former Manchester United trainee Chester has been at Villa since 2016.
He has also played for clubs including Hull City and West Bromwich Albion, before he joined Villa for a reported £9m from the Baggies.
Chester made 119 league appearances – all of which were starts – for the Villa Park outfit.
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Updates from the Cannock Chase Radio News Desk via BBC Stoke and Staffordshire
February 10, 2020
February 9, 2020
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