It’s no secret that Aston Villa are struggling this season, and Dean Smith will be hoping he is the man to turn his boyhood club’s poor form around this season.
Villa are currently sat 15th in the Championship table and have struggled to justify their promotion credentials.
Smith has a large number of players that have the quality to be playing at a higher level, but they have struggled to mould together as a squad this season.
The former Brentford boss is clearly considering other alternatives in January as he has been linked with making a move for Sheffield Wednesday talisman Barry Bannan.
The move would come with a hefty price tag- with the Mirror reporting that the deal could be worth up to £8m, which would be a gamble for Smith’s side.
But Bannan is one of the most creative players in the league and he would fit in perfectly into this Villa side.
But how would the potential new-look Villa midfield line up?
Find out here….