Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce tends to utilise very similar starting elevens most weeks, and rarely experiments.
This means there are Villa players who are outcasted, and are not being given a chance to showcase their qualities on the pitch regularly.
Which one Aston Villa player needs to stop being held back and given a chance?
Get young Callum O’Hare in there!
He is performing sensationally in the reserve side, and really deserves a shot at regular first-team football.
A seriously talented player with an eye for goal, the midfielder has a very bright future at Villa Park, but he can make a difference right now.
The youngster has impressed on every occasion he has been handed a first-team opportunity, and Bruce needs to have more faith in him.
Villa have mounting injury troubles, which surely opens the door for the likes of O’Hare to come into the picture.
Bruce needs to hand the 19-year-old a chance.
Easy – Callum O’Hare.
The youngster can’t do much more but still barely features for Steve Bruce.
Whether it’s scoring for the U23s or making a big impression when given the chance in the senior setup, O’Hare has been a major positive for Villa.
He might be young but he already looks good enough for this level and deserves a chance to prove that.
It’s difficult to call due to Villa’s injuries.
I think Jack Grealish could have perhaps come back into the side earlier than he has but I’d expect more minutes for him coming up.
Perhaps, controversially, Tommy Elphick could get one more chance because he isn’t that bad a defender – he’s just low on confidence.