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…
Manchester United right-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah has struggled to get into this Red Devils’ side under Jose Mourinho this season and some feel his progress may be better served if he went out on loan.
We saw some fantastic work from the youngster under Louis van Gaal last season and he’s far too good to not have gotten on the pitch this campaign.
He’d be a solid option to have in the defence for United, especially with a tough run of games on the horizon post-January.
We’re sticking with defenders for our next option and it’s Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell who we think would be a handy loan addition to this Villa squad.
The 19-year-old left-back has made just two appearances for the Foxes this term and he’s by far one of the most talented young defenders in the country right now.
But like Fosu-Mensah, he needs game time to really crack on with his development and a spell back in the Championship might be best for both Villa and Claudio Ranieri.
Bermuda-born striker Djair Parfitt-Williams has been one of the standout young players to come through the West Ham ranks in recent years, and despite not making a senior Premier League appearance this year, his talent is undisputed.
He was spotted when the Hammers traveled to the USA for a pre-season tournament back in the 2012-2013 season and he’s known for his electric pace and ability to play across the whole of the forward line.