Aston Villa are struggling in the Championship and slowly but surely, the pressure is beginning to build on Steve Bruce after a number of disappointing results.
The 3-1 home defeat to Barnsley was a real blow for the Villains, who have now dropped to 16th in the table following the result.
And with the team now closer to the relegation zone than the promotion places, there’s plenty of work to do if the team are to find success this campaign.
It’s been a tougher season than many Villa fans were expecting but for those who have been stuck in the division for a while now, they will tell you how difficult it is to mount a serious promotion push year-after-year.
And following the defeat to Barnsley, we think there are a couple of players that Steve Bruce might regret letting go in January.
So with that in mind, here’s 2 January departures that might have been better off staying at Villa Park…