Aston Villa are currently sitting two places and seven points adrift of the automatic promotion spots.
The defender was involved in an unsavoury incident on international duty this week.
Aston Villa loanee Sam Johnstone has been heavily criticised by supporters.
Plenty of new faces were expected to arrive at Aston Villa but, at the moment, Steve Bruce's squad is smaller than it was in December.
The Villa squad appeared to lack any galvanising influence against Cardiff.
Wolves have stepped up their search for a new boss with Paul Lambert in the frame to take over from Walter Zenga.
Aston Villa are still on the hunt for their next permanent manager after parting company with Roberto Di Matteo.
Steve Bruce is reportedly preparing moves to put together a coaching staff for Aston Villa.
The former Villa goalkeeper rates Smith as a manager but insists he could understand if he had reservations.
Aston Villa sit in 17th place after 10 Championship games.
We continue our countdown of the greatest players in Aston Villa's history with a goalkeeper who will forever be remembered for his heroics on that glorious night in Rotterdam.