New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is overseeing somewhat of a mini revival at Villa Park, after what has been a fairly positive start to his time in charge of the club.
After coming in and assessing the squad and seemingly giving everyone a clean slate, Bruce will now have a firm idea about who he sees as players who he form part of his plans.
The Villa squad has seen some poor signings come into the club over the recent years, and maybe it is now time some of these were axed and moved on.
Bruce is a manager of immense know-how at Championship level, and he will know exactly what is required to get the club out of the division at the first time of asking. Part of this will be to get rid of the dead wood and move certain players on.
Here, we take a look at THREE players who Steve Bruce needs to wield the axe on…