Both players were confirmed as permanent signings under Tim Sherwood earlier in the summer and there is an arguable need for the manager to do something in terms of kick-starting his side’s attack.
“I don’t think it’s a bad shout (a Sinclair-Gestede partnership) but I think it depends on who you’re playing because you have to think about midfield and getting overrun in midfield,” he told talkSPORT.
“I think if you’re at home and want to stamp your authority on a game then playing two up front for Villa, might be the way forward.”
Should Sinclair and Gestede be focused on in terms of Aston Villa’s attack?
There are some very good young, creative and attacking players at Villa Park but there is theory in a Sinclair and Gestede partnership.
Sinclair has pace to burn and is capable of playing down either wing, getting in behind full-backs or drifting inside to have an impact through the middle.
A striker like Gestede exists to thrive on service, which can come from wide areas and the pair should be good enough and professional enough to be able to reach each other’s games and have a big impact in attack.
Gestede is also someone who has the physical presence to be able to bully the opposition’s defence, putting them onto the back foot, pushing them back and creating the space that Sinclair can take advantage of.