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Introducing: The man to complete Villa’s play-off push, Henri Lansbury

Introducing: The man to complete Villa’s play-off push, Henri Lansbury

Imagine the scenes if Aston Villa somehow manage to barge their way into the play-off places in the current campaign after experiencing a roller-coaster ride of emotions at Villa Park. 

Jack Grealish’s return has lifted the mood at Villa Park as just about every supporter now believes that their side can go all the way in the Championship this season, especially after witnessing his performance last time out.

And, as if Grealish’s return wasn’t enough, it appears as if Dean Smith is set to welcome another couple of first-team members back from injury, as according to Birmingham Live, Axel Tuanzebe and Henri Lansbury have returned to training and Smith expects them to be available for the Blackburn clash.

Aston Villa fans will inevitably be pleased with Tuanzebe’s return as he’s already made a big impact in the current campaign, but Lansbury has struggled to make many inroads in recent years at Villa Park.

However, Lansbury has the ability to boost Aston Villa’s play-off chances massively and could become a secret weapon from here on in until the end of the season. Indeed, the Englishman has shown just how dangerous he can be over the years in the Championship as he scored 33 goals and provided 20 assists during his time at Nottingham Forest, and he’s displayed moments of promise at Villa Park but has never really been given a fair chance.

His attacking runs from the middle of midfield could cause all sorts of problems for the opposition in the final third and he has the quality to find the back of the net from long range, as well as picking defence-splitting pass. It’s safe to say that a midfield that involves the 28-year-old, Hourihane and John McGinn would definitely get fans excited, especially with Jack Grealish buzzing around in front of the midfield three.

Aston Villa fans, do you believe Lansbury can play a part in your play-off push? Surely he’s a better option than Glenn Whelan and Mile Jedinak…

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