With Aston Villa due to compete in the Championship in the upcoming season, they will no doubt need everyone possible to be on board and buy into Roberto Di Matteo’s philosophies.
Part of this will mean Di Matteo getting the best out of the whole squad, including those who often go about their business relatively unnoticed.
These players often form a key part of many squads around the world, as we have seen with some of the top teams over time, with players like Claude Makelele at Real Madrid, and Michael Carrick for Manchester United.
All teams need these sorts of players, so it will be interesting to see just how Di Matteo incorporates these players into his squad next term.
Here, FLW writer Lee Connor gives his opinion on THREE under-appreciated Aston Villa players…