After a shaky start to the season, Aston Villa are now picking up and they are looking towards the Play-Offs, as they seek an immediate return to the top flight.
Roberto Di Matteo left the club after a start to the season that left them perilously close to the drop zone.
As a result, Steve Bruce was the man chosen to replace the outgoing Italian and he has had an immediate impact at Villa Park, guiding his new side to three wins from his first five games in charge.
Villa recruited smartly over the summer, bringing in players who have Championship experience and promotion experience, even attracting Premier League players to take the step down a division.
Despite the strong squad Bruce has, there are still places he could improve, to further strengthen their promotion bid.
It is important that Bruce goes into the crunch end of the season with the strongest squad possible, and this will mean replacing some of his weaker players in January.
Here, we will look at TWO players Bruce should replace in the New Year…