This season hasn’t exactly gone as planned for Aston Villa, and they find themselves marooned in the bottom half of the table, with their chances of making the Play-Offs dwindling week by week.
Roberto di Matteo was in charge at Villa Park for the opening embers of the season and a disastrous start saw Villa fighting to keep themselves out of the bottom three.
Results have somewhat picked up under Steve Bruce, though they still find themselves in a far lower position than they should be, given the finances they have thrown at getting an immediate return to the top flight.
Those at Villa Park were very active in the January window, adding most notably Henri Lansbury and Scott Hogan, with Conor Hourihane and Neil Taylor amongst others to sign for the Midlands.
However, there is more Bruce could have done to strengthen his Villa squad and he may come to regret some of his January dealings.
Here, we will look at 2 pieces of January business Villa should have done…