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Could Burnley's Walters be the experience Villa need for promotion?

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Aston Villa at iPro Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Derby, England.

Jonathan Walters is now 34 but could the Burnley man be the ideal short-term solution for Aston Villa?

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Aston Villa at iPro Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Derby, England.Steve Bruce, manager of Aston Villa, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match against Derby County.

Aston Villa are considering a January move for Burnley forward Jonathan Walters, according to the Express, as manager Steve Bruce looks for cheap options.

Villa need to be careful in the transfer window not to breach Financial Fair Play rules and therefore loan signings or free agents are the most likely targets.

Jonathan Walters of Burnley looks on during the pre season friendly match between Preston North End and Burnley at Deepdale on July 25, 2017 in Preston, England.Jonathan Walters of Burnley looks on during the pre season friendly match against Preston North End.

Walters is under contract at Turf Moor until 2019 after a summer switch from Stoke City, but at 34-years-old and having played just three times so far this season, could still leave for a small fee.

The forward's age may be a concern to some fans as the Villans already having the likes of Alan Hutton, Mile Jedinak, Christopher Samba, John Terry and Glenn Whelan on their books - all of whom are at least 33.

John Terry of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Aston Villa at Deepdale on November 1, 2017 in Preston, England.John Terry of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match against Preston North End.

However, many of them have proven to be a success at Championship level this term and arguably players like them and Walters, who have Premier League experience, are the ideal characters in the short-term to get them back to the top flight.

The Birmingham side are only two places outside the automatic promotion spots in the second tier of English football currently and if the veterans can help them there then it doesn't matter if they don't have much longevity.

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