Since Dean Smith took over at Aston Villa, they have only lost two games out of nine and have won five while scoring a staggering 21 goals.
The former Brentford boss has utilised all the talent at Villa and turned them into one of the most devastating attacking sides in the league. Moreover, it might not have got any attention, he’s tightened up Villa’s defence and aside from the five freak goals they conceded against Nottingham Forest, they’ve only conceded eight in the league.
That said, Villa do need to bring in some reinforcements next month and according to the Express and Star, Smith is targeting a move for Brentford player, Rico Henry.
Villa are incredibly short at left-back and as it stands, he only has Neil Taylor as the only out and out left-back at the club. Taylor came off against West Brom which would leave Alan Hutton as the only player able to play in the position.
Smith needs to bring in some cover at the position and a move for a player that he signed for Brentford would represent a good move by the club. Unfortunately for Henry, he’s suffered two serious knee injuries. As a result of the injuries, the player has only played 23 games over the last three seasons in the Championship.
At just 21, he has his best years ahead of him and at his best, he represents a dynamic attacking fullback who could be a brilliant player for Villa if they were to sign him.