Aston Villa have suffered back-to-back Championship defeats for the first time under the stewardship of Steve Bruce.

The Villans were beaten 1-0 at Cardiff in their first game of 2017 back on January 2, before succumbing to a Joe Mason strike 15 minutes into their clash with Wolves last weekend.

It means that, alongside their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup a few weeks ago, Villa have yet to win in 2017, and will go into their clash with Preston on Saturday knowing that they could really do with the three points if they want to get into the top six come May.

Bruce’s men are 13th in the Championship having won just eight of their 26 league matches this season, and they are currently ten points adrift of sixth place Sheffield Wednesday.

A much-improved second half of the season is needed at Villa Park if they are to stand a chance of an immediate return to the Premier League, which means that Bruce is likely going to need reinforcements in the winter window.

However, a few additions usually means that some players will have to make way to create room for the incomings, so here are TWO Villa stars who must leave the club this month…

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