The Congo international had to work hard for his contract at Villa Park.
Aston Villa may need to call on the much maligned defender following an injury to Chris Samba.
Aston Villa centre-back Chris Samba has been struggling with a slight niggle recently.
The Aston Villa defender continues to impress in the absence of John Terry.
Leeds United and Aston Villa square off on Friday evening.
Aston Villa overcame Ipswich Town this weekend with their experienced centre-back impressing again.
The Aston Villa defender did well against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.
Aston Villa defender John Terry was forced off the field with a foot injury against Sheffield Wednesday.
The Aston Villa defender could be about to get a lot of game time but is he up to it.
In the frantic deal-making of a transfer window, signings from Spurs, QPR, Liverpool and Manchester United prove that sometimes clubs spend money for the sake of spending money.