Niall Mason has joined Doncaster Rovers on loan until January 2, 2017.
The defender links up with team-mate Riccardo Calder, who is also at the Keepmoat until the New Year.
Rovers boss Darren Ferguson is targeting a better campaign following relegation from League One last term.
They start their 2016/17 season at Accrington Stanley today.
Mason signed for Villa following a successful trial in June 2015 and established himself as a regular figure in the U21 backline.
He enjoyed a fruitful 2015/16, netting the winner against Fulham in January and was called up to the senior matchday squad for Villa's match at West Ham a week later.