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‘Can’t fault him’ ‘His lost’ – Seven things Aston Villa fans had to say as details of failed bid emerge

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They may be sat in 13th place in the Championship table with 28 games played, but Aston Villa are still in with a chance of making the play-offs.

They currently sit just seven points behind Derby County who occupy the final spot in the top-six, but Dean Smith will know that he will need to strengthen further this month to make that jump.

Goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic and centre-back Kortney Hause are still the only new names to arrive at the West Midland’s club this season but news emerged today that they had narrowly missed out on the signing of Brentford defender Chris Mepham.

Mepham and Brentford were both offered significantly more lucrative deals by Villa, but the defender still opted to join Bournemouth.

Villa boss Dean Smith brought Mepham into the Bees’ first-team set-up last season after the 21-year-old had moved through the ranks at Griffin Park but could not arrange a reunion at Villa Park.

It provoked a surprisingly mixed response from the fans…


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