The international break will soon be over and then we can focus on Aston Villa once more with some big games to come.
A few weeks ago we probably saw this season just running down before going again in the summer but now we have a big chance of making the Premier League for the new campaign.
It’s all systems go, then, as we take on Blackburn Rovers next in the Sky Bet Championship and we’ve got another player returning from injury – Axel Tuanzebe – according to the Birmingham Mail.
Indeed, the defender is in contention to play against Rovers and that means Dean Smith may have to do some culling as he can only have 5 loanees in his matchday squad.
With Kortney Hause and Tyrone Mings a pair of them, too, it might well be the case that Axel is suddenly in the cold – though Tom Carroll might be sweating.
We’ll soon see what Smith decides but it is a nice headache to have.