Aston Villa manager Dean Smith will be in no doubt that it is his defence that he needs to address come the January transfer window, with defenders and possibly the goalkeeper an area of concern.
Because though Villa are in the ascendancy and up to eighth in the table, the 30 goals conceded, is one of the worst in the division, which will be a real cause for concern for Smith.
Current first-choice keeper has been Norwegian Orjan Nyland, but in light of recent performances the question must be asked, is he settling in at Villa?
Last night suggests not doesn’t it?
He’s been slated by his own fans, and conceded five.
No, I think it is time for a change.
I’m not a huge fan of the stopper and there’s a lot of Villa fans agree with me.
I think there’s still question marks to be honest.
Conceding seven league goals in two games, at home, is quite poor and I think he needs to be looked at.
I’d sign Heaton just to be sure.
Just when you think he is settling in – he concedes five and makes no saves in last night’s incredible match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.
Playing every week and having the confidence from his manager to do so has been a big help in allowing him to feel wanted and settle but last night did little to convince the fans he is the right man for the position.
Questions will be asked in light of his performance, and many will probably feel that he isn’t settling in after the epic encounter last night.