Aston Villa are keeping the pace with the Championship leaders Leeds United, sitting pretty in the fifth position and making some good late loan signings to give them the best chance of finally making a Premier League return, three years after their relegation.
After some worrying times over the course of the summer, investment behind the scenes looks to have settled things in the Midlands, allowing Steve Bruce to try and do what he does best – win promotion from the Championship.
Currently in the play-off spots and just two points off the top, today’s game at home to struggling Reading has raised an interesting selection question. Indeed, with two talented ‘keepers in their squad, we’ve been asking Villa fans who they wanted in goal for the visit of the Royals.
Orjan Nyland has been the No.1 for the campaign, though barely covered himself in glory in the draw against Brentford so the idea of André Moreira coming in for the Norwegian may not have been the most far-fetched idea.
Still, as you’ll see in the results of our poll, 79% are backing the 27-year-old this afternoon as he looks to continue getting used to life in England.