Aston Villa are enjoying quite the revival in the Championship and under Steve Bruce and things are certainly looking a lot more positive over in the Midlands after a terrible start to life in the second tier.
They’re unbeaten in five and since former Birmingham City boss Bruce joined the ranks, Villa have looked a far stronger and confident side.
Despite his lengthy association with the Blues, the ex-Manchester United skipper is sure proving popular amongst the Villa Park faithful.
But ahead of their attempted rise up the table, they will need to continue to improve if they are to mount a serious push for the Championship top six.
This is perhaps one of the most competitive Championship campaigns we’ve seen in years and if the Villains are to have any hope of returning to the top-flight, they’ll have to reinforce their ranks in January.
Some of their marquee summer signings are struggling to shine and it’s clear they will need that little bit more if they are to compete.
And a wealth of talent that is perhaps rotting away is over in the Premier League, in particular, seems to be young players who are struggling for match time.
So with that in mind, here’s 3 Premier League starlets Aston Villa might want to bring in on-loan in January…