Aston Villa's Philippe Senderos is in danger of becoming the forgotten man

Aston Villa's Philippe Senderos has slipped down the pecking order at the club in recent times.

Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos is in danger of becoming the forgotten man at Villa Park, despite making an impressive start to the season.

Senderos arrived at Villa from Valencia this summer and immediately stepped into their starting line-up.

His displays, alongside Ron Vlaar, at the heart of the Villa defence earned him a number of plaudits, but an injury means that his future at the club now hangs in the balance.

In Senderos's absence, Villa have opted to utilise Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore as their centre-back pairing of choice and the duo have formed a formidable partnership. 

Clark and Okore have been two of Paul Lambert's side's best performers of late and it seems unlikely that either will lose their place in the starting line-up any time soon.

It means that Senderos is now some way down the pecking order, with former partner Vlaar also ahead of him in Lambert's line of selection. 

That is unlikely to appease the 29-year-old, as he would have joined Villa for regular first-team football, and it could mean that a departure is on the cards this summer - even after such a promising start to his career in the Midlands. 

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