Date: 23rd July 2018 at 4:30pm
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With Steve Bruce’s future firmly up in the air, it’s not known who in the club’s first-team squad will be a regular starter and who could be out in the cold next season.

Henri Lansbury has not exactly set the world alight since his switch to Villa Park 18 months ago, but the Mirror reported last week that the 27-year-old could be given an extended run if the current manager remains in place.

When we polled supporters about whether that is a good idea, a sizeable majority backed the midfielder’s cause to be given more starts:

With NSWE’s investment in the club, there are not a lot of certainties over the manager and players. However, with under three weeks to go to the close of the transfer window, there are unlikely to be wholesale changes.

If that is indeed the case then Lansbury will be competing with the same players as last season. Would he be picked ahead of the likes of Hourihane, Bjarnason and Jedinak? I’m not so sure.

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4 Replies to “Revealed – 76% Of Villa Fans Polled Back 27 Year Old To Be Given Extended First Team Run”

  • I’m amazed by that, he’s done next to nothing since he joined. Forest fans did try and tell us he had 1 good game in 4, but its been less than that for us.

  • The feed back from Forest when we got him was “Good Luck you’ll need it”. One good game in 10 was the
    news from Nottingham and it wasn’t a case of sour grapes. If we were to sell him tomorrow we would be saying the same. Don’t know where our 76% of fans have been but it ain’t been Villa Park for sure.
    This is obviously more fake news.

  • Gary… it seems they were right. I though we had a good player here but for a reported wage of £40k a week he does remarkably little! I don’t believe he deserves a starting place on current/ past displays. Is he interested? I’d love to know who signed him..Bruce or Round? Most of the January 2017 signings have been poor. Who scouted and signed them?

  • Yes he should be a starter, but talking about starters De Laet looks a class act and should definitely be a shoe in.

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