It’s been a mixed season for Aston Villa in the Championship and despite not getting promoted back into the Premier League at the first attempt, the foundations are certainly there for Steve Bruce to have a real crack at it next campaign.

It was the year that was supposed to see Villa crack on for the first time in months and really make progress in the division but it hasn’t really happened, and the difficulty of the second-tier has really come into play.

Roberto Di Matteo certainly didn’t last long at the helm and whilst Bruce has steadied a ship that could have sunk right away, he hasn’t led it up the table as expected which certainly puts the pressure on for next year.

And in this Villa squad are a couple of players that have consistently failed to perform this season and even last, who’s time at Villa Park is certainly up.

So with that in mind, here’s TWO Aston Villa outcasts who need to be axed this summer…