West Brom manager Tony Pulis sold James Chester after just one season - and their loss is Aston Villa's gain.
The Villa captain believes the January signing can kick on this season.
Mile Jedinak filled in at centre-back for Aston Villa's clash with Wigan Athletic at the weekend.
Sam Johnstone has endured a mixed time since joining Aston Villa on loan during the January transfer window.
James Chester joined Aston Villa from West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2016.
Aston Villa's deadline day involved a Championship clash with Brentford.
The former England striker could have been lining up on the other side if he had not turned down Villa.
Aston Villa preserved their unbeaten home record with a 1-1 draw against Leeds United at Villa Park.
Villa haven't had too much to cheer in recent years but things are looking up at last.
Nelson Oliveira's 62nd-minute strike saw Steve Bruce's side fall to a 1-0 defeat at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.
Here are the top tackling teams so far in this season's Championship - Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Aston Villa all make the top five.
We take a look at three players that could start to flourish after the appointment of Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager.
Roberto Di Matteo's men picked up their second clean sheet of the season as they drew 0-0 with the Rams at the iPro Stadium on Saturday evening.