Currently in twelfth place and eleven points behind the playoff positions with just eight games of their campaign remaining, Aston Villa appear consigned to at least another season in the Championship.
Indeed, Steve Bruce has improved upon the mess his predecessor Roberto Di Matteo left behind, but the Villans have been unable to overcome the hangover of last season’s relegation from the Premier League.
Consequentially, not a single Villa star made the Championship’s Team of the Season for 2016/17, which was announced earlier this week.
But the Birmingham outfit boast one of the biggest transfer budgets in the second tier, splashing out a staggering £76million since the start of last summer.
So with the summer transfer window now just around the corner, Villa could do a lot worse than prising away some of this term’s Team of the Season members during the coming off-season, not only strengthening their first-team squad but also weakening those of their divisional rivals.
With that in mind, we have a curious question for Villa fans; which Team of the Season stars would you like to see Bruce swoop for this summer? Let us know by voting below, giving each player a thumbs up or a thumbs down.