Should Aston Villa attempt to bring Enda Stevens back this summer?

AFC Wimbledon's Adebayo Azeez in action with Portsmouth's Enda Stevens

The Republic of Ireland defender was released by Villa two years ago.

AFC Wimbledon's Adebayo Azeez in action with Portsmouth's Enda StevensAFC Wimbledon's Adebayo Azeez in action with Portsmouth's Enda Stevens

When the EFL Team of the Year was announced recently, it was no surprise that no Aston Villa players made the cut.

However, one former Villan was present.

Enda Stevens was in the team at left-back.

Stevens was signed by Villa in 2012 from Shamrock Rovers and the Irishman went on to play nine times for the club. He also spent time out on loan at the likes of Notts County, Doncaster Rovers and Northampton Town before being released by the club in the summer of 2015.

He joined Portsmouth, where he was named Players’ Player of the Year last term and has again excelled this term, making the EFL Team of the Year.

So should Aston Villa attempt to bring him back to Villa Park?

Bristol City's Aaron Wilbraham and Aston Villa's Neil Taylor in actionBristol City's Aaron Wilbraham and Aston Villa's Neil Taylor in action

Steve Bruce signed Welsh international Neil Taylor from Swansea City in the winter, and appears unconvinced by his other left-back option Jordan Amavi’s defensive capabilities.

If the Frenchman moves on in the summer then another left-back will be necessary at the club and they could do a lot worse than bringing the Irishman back to the Midlands.

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