With just days until transfer deadline day Here Is The City looks at the players from Aston Villa who may be looking for a fresh start elsewhere or targets for other clubs.
The experienced defender never really established himself at Villa, and at this stage of his career he will want first team football. One option is to rejoin the French revolution at Newcastle at compete for a place, or uproot and move back to France.
The makeweight in the James Milner deal last summer, it has been difficult to pinpoint where exactly it has gone wrong for Ireland. It was hoped this season under a new manager it could mean a fresh start.
So Villans, how's McLeish doing ? Are these the players he should be offloading, or should the likes of Ireland be getting an opportunity ?