Our Aston Villa fans here in the Transfer Tavern are certainly hoping that their side can get back into the Premier League at the end of next year with Steve Bruce in charge.
Of course, that is a long way off at the moment and a lot of work needs to be done but Bruce is well aware of what he needs to do to get Villa up and that will begin with signings in the summer window.
Indeed, they claim that is the case thanks to the Financial Fair Play rules that are in place in the Championship and so we could see Bruce and the club limited largely to loan deals.
That, then, would surely represent an early set-back in the window but it does, of course, remain to be seen if this story is on the right tracks in terms of the spending budget the club has available.
Thoughts, Villa fans? Let us know below!