Aston Villa Dean Smith has ruled out bringing in a ‘raft of players’ in January after their poor start to the Premier League season according to the Birmingham Mail.
Must Aston Villa strengthen in January?
Villa are 17th, only out of the relegation zone due to their superior goal difference to Southampton.
They’ve won just one of their last eight league games, but face a crucial end to December, facing all three of the teams currently beneath them in the table.
Despite their poor form, a win over Liverpool in the Carabao Cup this week would take them into the semi-finals of that competition.
After their promotion from the Championship, Villa brought in 12 players to their squad as they attempt to cement themselves as a Premier League side again.
However, with fears over their form leading to a prolonged relegation battle, fans aren’t so sure that the club should sit out the January transfer window.
Here’s how some of them reacted:
Wesley and progressing aren’t the combination that I’ve seen this season 🤨
— Darragh (@Darragh03708743) December 16, 2019
Progressing? Looks like we’re going backwards to me
— Kris Robinson (@KrisRobinsonn) December 16, 2019
big mistake if we don’t sign someone
— tomdalziel (@Tom_Dalziel) December 16, 2019
Striker and winger are a must, if not we’re in trouble
— DJ (@deej_1987) December 16, 2019
Sorry Dean. Getting better? I think not
— Craigy1874 (@cje1874) December 16, 2019
Dean Smith should be sacked if he doesnt think we need competition up top. Norwich will survive on Pukki’s goals alone, Villa, Watford and Southampton will go down because none have a decent striker
— 🐟 (@0192fish) December 16, 2019
We need at LEAST one striker🤦♂️
— Śâmī Güł (@Samigul69) December 16, 2019
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Announce relegation if that’s how we are going on in January. Need 4 players In my opinion. Hope this is smoke and mirrors to stop clubs hiking there prices up because they know we are desperate. 2 wingers 2 strikers for me. Sell Kodjia loan out Davis.
— Andy Taylor (@AndyTails) December 16, 2019
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