Unused

Appearances:

0

Starts:

0

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Michael Tait
Michael Tait

Source: AVFC.co.uk/news/2019/01/14/michael-tait-signs-first-professional-contract/

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Michael Tait
Michael Tait

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Michael Tait

Position

Midfielder

From

2020-21

To

2020-21

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Michael Tait

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Seasons

Age*

19

Division

PL

Appearances

0
0

Starts

0
0

Substitute

0
0

Unused

1
1

Goals

0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Michael Moran Tait

Birth Date

Monday, 29 January 2001

Birth Place

Birmingham, West Midlands

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

2018-19 Aston Villa Under 18s |
2019-21 Aston Villa Under 23s |

From

Transfer in

Youth Team

From

For

Free

On

Monday, 1 July 2019

Previous Clubs

Youth Team

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Unattached

For

Released

On

Monday, 31 May 2021

Subsequent Clubs

2021- Tamworth |
2021-22 (L) Stafford Rangers |

Michael Tait
Michael Tait

Source: AVFC.co.uk/news/2019/01/14/michael-tait-signs-first-professional-contract/

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Michael Tait
Michael Tait

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2021 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Mark Delaney |

First Squad Appearance

Friday, 8 January 2021

Debut Appearance

Unused

Liverpool (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not play

Final Appearance

Unused

Liverpool (h), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Friday, 8 January 2021

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5 ft 8 in) 1.77 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Not selected

Michael Tait

Michael Tait, a midfielder, appeared as an unused substitute on one occasion during Villa’s 2020-21 FA Cup campaign.

Michael was born on 29 January 2001 and signed professional forms with Villa in July 2019 aged 18.

Tait was appointed to Sean Verity’s Under 18 squad before being promoted to Mark Delaney’s Under 23 squad from the 2019-20 season. Delaney then promoted Tait to the first team squad aged 19 for the 1-4 FA Cup defeat to Liverpool on Friday, 8 January 2021. That would prove to be Sohna’s only first team squad appearance for the club.

Tait was part of the youngest ever squad to be named by Villa for a professional game - aged 18.30 years on average - after the first team squad was forced into isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic which had seen a raft of players and staff testing positive for the virus in the week preceding the game.

Tait made his unused substitute appearance under caretaker manager Mark Delaney after Villa boss Dean Smith was required to join the first team in isolation.

It was announced in April 2021 that Tait would be released by the club at the end of the 2020-21 season. Tait’s release followed a ‘technical board meeting’ on March 16 2021 between Academy Manager Mark Harrison, Dean Smith, Mark Delaney, Chief Executive Christian Purslow and Sporting Director Johan Lange against a back drop of a significant scale-up in the club’s academy operations with a view to developing a continuing flow of first team talent over the coming decade.