There are plenty of Aston Villa supporters that thought this season in the Championship might have been easier than it has actually turned out to be.
With Roberto Di Matteo already gone from the Villa Park helm, attention now turns to the search for the next manager to take the team forward.
It’s going to be a job for whoever takes over though – Villa are a team struggling for form and who cannot seem to get the best out of their players.
Summer signings aren’t gelling as expected but there are some that still have that little bit of optimism needed to do well.
And we agree, whichever way you look at it, Villa seem to have enough to suggest they might still sneak into the play-offs.
So with that in mind, here’s THREE reasons why Aston Villa will still get into the top-six come the end of the season….