Aston Villa have had a terribly poor season in the Championship and the pressure is on Steve Bruce to achieve, as high placed a finish as possible in-between now and the end of the season.
He was brought into replace Italian Roberto Di Matteo who, in all honesty, struggled to bring together an Aston Villa team that still believed they should be steamrolling to the top of the division.
In hindsight, it’s been far more of a battle for Villa and they’re closer to the relegation zone than the play-offs.
It all comes down to massively under-performing players and a whole host of “stars” who just haven’t given enough for a club that really should be in the play-offs or challenging for the title.
But alas, when May rolls around, Bruce will have the chance to wield the axe on these sorts of players, unless they seriously pull their socks up between now and the end of the campaign.
So with that in mind, here’s THREE Aston Villa stars that need to fight for new deals under Steve Bruce this summer…