Dean Smith has already spotted a problem with Aston Villa's squad

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa poses for a picture at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on October 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa have recently appointed Dean Smith as their new boss.

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa poses for a picture at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on October 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Dean Smith has told Aston Villa’s Youtube channel that he believes the squad he has inherited from Steve Bruce at Villa Park is unbalanced.

Smith is impressed with the players that Bruce has left him to pick from at Villa.

However, the new claret and blues boss feels that Villa’s squad is currently slightly top heavy.

“It’s a fantastic squad, full of quality,” he said. “We probably look a bit unbalanced at the back at the moment, if we’re all honest.

 

“There’s only a couple of centre-backs at the football club. But, overall, I’m very happy with it.”

Bruce certainly seemed to focus more on Villa’s attack than their defence over the summer, through his transfer dealings.

Brentford manager Dean Smith during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in Brentford, England.

The Villans brought in a number of attacking additions, but Axel Tuanzebe was the only centre-back they added.

Villa have already been caught short at the back this season, with Bruce often having to play Mile Jedinak out of position at centre-back.

Smith’s first game in charge at Villa will come at the weekend, when his new side take on Swansea City.

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa poses for a picture at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on October 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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