Steve Bruce has given Aston Villa a new lease of life since taking over and has really upped the mood at Villa Park.
There was a real negative vibe surrounding the club when their poor form continued into this season.
Roberto di Matteo left Aston Villa hanging precariously above the relegation zone but Steve Bruce has turned things around magnificently so far.
Whether it’s a case of inspiring confidence in his players, putting square pegs in square holes or just a stroke of luck, Bruce has helped Villa shoot up the table and set the platform for a promotion challenge.
They are unbeaten in the five games Bruce has overseen so far, with three wins and two draws.
Bruce will be desperate for the January window to come around so that he can start putting his own personal mark on this squad and bring his own players in.
Here are TWO Southampton players that he should consider bringing to Aston Villa in January.