Aston Villa fans have every reason to be dreaming of a return to the Premier League, with Dean Smith seemingly already finding his feet at his boyhood club.
Villa are currently 8th in the Championship table and are on an impressive unbeaten run which has seen Dean Smith nominated for Manager of the month for November.
They are looking like the team to beat, and the Villa boss will be keen for his side to take their good form into the festive set of fixtures, where we will see how Villa match up against their promotion rivals.
The likes of John McGinn and James Chester have been in excellent form this season for Smith’s side and they will certainly be confident of taking the step up to the Premier League if Villa are to win promotion.
But there are a number of regular starters in Smith’s squad that wouldn’t be good enough to take the step up to the top-flight.
Find out who those players are here….