Aston Villa fans want Jonathan Kodjia up front v Norwich

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Jonathan Kodjia hasn't played for Aston Villa in close to two months.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa in action during a training session at the Aston Villa Bodymoor Heath training ground on August 08, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa fans on Twitter are calling on manager Dean Smith to use Jonathan Kodjia this weekend, if he's fit.

The Ivorian attacker, a £15 million signing by Villa in 2016 [ESPN], hasn't kicked a ball under Smith since August but a cheekbone injury has made him unavailable in recent weeks.

But The Birmingham Mail reported that he could be back for Saturday's trip to Norwich City.

Big-money signing Wesley had another poor game in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Burnley, cutting an isolated and frustrated figure as the spearhead in Aston Villa's attack.


And fans of the West Midlands club want to see the forgotten striker back in the first XI if he's ready.

It's fair to say that Wesley probably does need a rest.

The £22 million Brazilian hasn't taken the Premier League by storm as of yet, netting twice in seven outings, and it'll take time.

Kodjia, on the other hand, has been a successful import to English football over the past three years and although he is untested in the top flight, there's reasons to believe that he could fare better than Wesley at the moment.

Ibrahima Konate (R) of Leipzig challenges for the ball with Jenathon Kodjia of Aston Villa during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Aston Villa at Red Bull Arena on...

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