3 potential replacements for Scott Hogan at Brentford

Ross McCormack

Aston Villa striker McCormack has found opportunities limited this season, starting just 12 games for the Midland’s side. Having been bought by Roberto Di Matteo in the summer, the Scottish international hasn’t been involved as much under new manager Steve Bruce.

McCormack has found the net just three times this term, but his reputation in the Championship is still strong. The ex-Cardiff, Leeds United and Fulham forward has scored 115 goals in the division across his career, including 28 in the 2013/14 season with Leeds.

Villa boss Bruce may be reluctant to lose McCormack in January, having already lost Rudy Gestede to Middlesbrough and Jonathan Kodja expected to join up with the Ivory Coast for the African Cup of Nations.

However a hefty bid from Brentford could persuade Villa to sell.