Glenn Whelan featured for Aston Villa at Elland Road in the Championship on Friday.
Aston Villa won against Ipswich Town in the Championship at the weekend.
The experienced midfielder is attempting to help Aston Villa return to the Premier League.
Glenn Whelan was heavily criticised by sections of Aston Villa's support during his first few weeks at the club.
The Aston Villa pair barely featured in the Republic of Ireland's World Cup play-off.
Aston Villa have a promotion push to focus on, and two of their key players barely got a kick for their country this weekend.
Aston Villa fans have been distinctly underwhelmed by Glenn Whelan since he moved from Stoke City in the summer.
The Aston Villa midfielder does not have many fans at his new club.
Aston Villa lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend.
The Aston Villa midfielder has played his part in their surge up the table, even if some critics remain.