With Dean Smith taking over at Aston Villa, there will be an air of optimism sweeping through the corridors of Villa Park.
Change brings new life, excitement and expectation and all around the club people will be waiting with baited breath to see what the new man can bring. He’s been a success with Brentford, but what will his method look like in claret and blue?
There will surely be a change in tactics, a more fluid, attacking approach that is bound to suit the players at the club already. The defence might not be as easy to sort out, but once December is over he can recruit there too.
Fans will hope for a better run than one win in ten and Smith will be looking not only to get off to a good start, but also to assess his players. Who will be up for the fight?
More importantly, who will be saying their goodbyes in January? Here’s three Aston Villa players we expect Dean Smith to offload in January.
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