Three Championship stars Aston Villa must sign this summer

Aston Villa look set to spend another season in the Championship after a disappointing campaign this time out, and manager Steve Bruce will be under pressure to lead the club back to the Premier League.

Following relegation from the top flight, the Villans have endured an inconsistent campaign with two different bosses, and a number of poor results mean that they lie 11 points from the play-off positions with eight league fixtures still to play.

While securing a spot in the top six certainly isn’t impossible, it seems unlikely and Bruce will surely already be thinking ahead to a promotion push next term.

The Villa boss showed that he isn’t afraid to raid teams in the same division after signing Scott Hogan, Conor Hourihane and Henri Lansbury from Brentford, Barnsley and Nottingham Forest respectively during the January transfer window, and he could look to bring in more experienced players at this level come the summer.

Here are three Championship stars that Aston Villa must target at the end of the season…