Kortney Hause has sent a motivational message as he prepares to make a return to Wolves when Aston Villa take on their local rivals in the Premier League on Sunday.
Centre-back Hause left Wolves, at first, on a loan deal to Villa Park in January when they were a Championship side as he would go onto play his part in the team making a return to the promised land.
As a reward for helping Villa earn promotion, the Midlands outfit secured his signature on a permanent basis in the summer as he left Wolves to join the Midlands giants.
Whilst he came up against Wolves in the League Cup at the end of last month, Nuno Espirito Santo mainly played the kids, with Dean Smith also fielding a reserve XI.
Now, the proper XI's are set to take the stage at Molineux, with Hause hoping to make the bench, and potentially come onto the pitch if the game requires him to.
Here is Hause posting an image of himself in training on his personal Instagram account, accompanied by a little motivational message:
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When Hause initially left Wolves in January, he was just trying to find a club where he could earn some minutes and prove his worth.
Those minutes were hard to come by during the early part of his Villa reign, but when he got fit, he did play some games at left-back and centre-back.
He proved his worth and started Villa's 10-game winning run before becoming a squad player once again, both towards the back end of last season and the start of this campaign.
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