Could Sherwood have the same impact on Villa outcast as he did on Adebayor?

New Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood could try and bring Charles N'Zogbia in from the cold, as he did with Emmanuel Adebayor at Tottenham Hotspur.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood could be the man to save Charles N'Zogbia's faltering career at the club.

N'Zogbia has failed to find top form for a number of seasons at Villa Park, with his performances well short of his best and fitness problems holding him back.

It has led to him becoming sidelined, but Sherwood may feel the Frenchman could offer something to him for the remainder of their games this season.

Sherwood said after taking over that everyone would have a clean slate to start from and if he can get N'Zogbia back to his optimum standards there is no doubting he would be an asset to Villa.

The Claret and Blue have struggled to offer any sort of attacking threat throughout the campaign so far and, on ability alone, N'Zogbia would surely be a leading figure in their side.

The 28-year-old has all the attributes to be a star in the Premier League, as he has shown at previous clubs, but his attitude has come under question at Villa.

Sherwood, though, is no stranger to rekindling famously hard to manage players back to their best - and he showed what he could do during his spell at Tottenham Hotspur.

At White Hart Lane, Sherwood brought Emmanuel Adebayor in from the cold and the Togolese forward showed his best form for years - hitting the back of the net with impressive frequency.

Whether he can have the same sort of impact with N'Zogbia remains to be seen, but if Sherwood is true to his word and plans to give every player a chance, then trying to get the Frenchman back to his best must be near the top of his list of priorities.

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