Aston Villa desperately need to improve if they are to stand any chance of securing a play-off spot in the current campaign, with the teams above them all picking up points.
The Villains just haven’t been able to ensure consistency in recent times, so even more additions are required this month with plenty still to play for in the Championship.
Interestingly, Aston Villa will travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic in their next Championship fixture. The Latics have failed to win in their last eight games in all competitions, so the Villains will fancy themselves.
With that being said, Smith can seriously boost Aston Villa’s play-off chances if this DUO start…
John McGinn has proved to be one of the signings of the summer for Aston Villa as he continues to deliver quality performances in the middle of midfield, with goals and assists also being produced on a regular basis.
The Scotland international will play a huge part in their play-off push. So, with today’s game against Wigan being a must-win in terms of their hopes of securing a play-off place, he will need to put in a dominant display both in defensive and attacking areas of the field.
Tammy Abraham has played the biggest part in Aston Villa season, with an impressive 16 goals in 20 appearances.
The Englishman appeared to be heading for the exits at Villa Park recently with a move to Wolves on the cards, but it now looks as if he will be spending the rest of the current campaign in the Championship.
So, he will be desperate to pick up where he left off last time out against Queens Park Rangers, with another two goals helping Villa secure the three points that they desperately need.
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