Aston Villa fans here in the Tavern have a great feeling about their promotion chances, after extending their unbeaten streak to three games with a win against Sunderland.
The Villains are hoping to make it back to the top-flight with promotion from the Championship this season, and they’ve put themselves in a promising position as they currently sit four points off the automatic places. Although, there’s still lots of work to be done by the Midlands club, with Cardiff City continuing to grind out results in second place.
Although, should Villa Park get a taste for Premier League football next season, then there could be a major overhaul conducted at the club in the summer as they prepare to tackle the big guns. Indeed, Steve Bruce already has some of his current squad stagnating behind the scenes, with a number of players joining that list if the Villains manage to secure promotion.
Therefore, the summer months could bring about a number of departures with players looking to take their careers elsewhere, so here’s a look at TWO Aston Villa players that have no future if the club are promoted…
Henri Lansbury has had one of the worst seasons in his footballing career as he continues to stagnate at Villa Park, with there being no place in the starting line-up for the Englishman.
Indeed, after being brought to the Midlands as one of the in-form Championship midfielders, Lansbury has been constantly overlooked despite producing two goals and two assists in only five starts.
However, with promotion to the Premier League inevitably seeing the club bring in reinforcements, the 27-year-old’s torrid time at Villa Park would surely come to an end.
Christopher Samba was once one of the Premier League’s most dominant defenders during his time with Blackburn Rovers, but has fallen off the pace ever since he departed from Ewood Park.
Indeed, he’s had a rather disappointing first season in the Midlands, after struggling on his way to making eight appearances thus far. And, with the formidable partnership that’s been formed between James Chester and John Terry, it’s unlikely that he’ll get a regular look in for the rest of the season.
Therefore, promotion to the Premier League would see Samba make a swift exit from Villa Park, with the defender’s performances so far this season not warranting a step up to the top-flight.