Aston Villa’s bouncebackability will be tested for the first time in the Premier League era.
The Birmingham-based giants were finally relegated following a depressing few years towards the bottom of the Premier League.
Now they will compete in the Championship and will look to promptly return to the top flight.
But next season’s Championship will potentially and arguably be the most competitive that it has ever been.
There is more money being pumped in, a higher calibre of clubs and better players.
Aston Villa will likely to be competing at the top of the league, but it remains to be seen whether Roberto Di Matteo has the ability to fire the Villains back to the Premier League.
Recruitment will be key this summer for Di Matteo.
He needs to build an effective side to gain promotion.
Perhaps some former players will be convinced to return to the club to bolster their promotion charge.
Here are THREE such players that would benefit the Villa side next season…