Conor Hourihane might just have given Aston Villa manager food for thought ahead of the Premier League's return this weekend.
Conor Hourihane has played in a number of midfield positions under Dean Smith at Premier League newcomers Aston Villa.
Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane started both games for the Republic of Ireland over the international period.
Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane has made just one start for Dean Smith's side this season.
Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane has made just one Premier League start this season so far.
The Villa Park midfielder was bright as his nation claimed a 1-1 draw with the Swiss.
Conor Hourihane scored twice as Aston Villa battered Crewe Alexandra 6-1 in the Carabao Cup second round.
Conor Hourihane made his first appearance in the Premier League on Saturday after helping Aston Villa to promotion last season.
Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Liverpool winger Harry Wilson.
Aston Villa are said to be considering Conor Hourihane for Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips, but there is a lot of scepticism about the reports.
Liverpool have been linked with making a move for Jadon Sancho, who caught the eye for England in midweek.
Tottenham Hotspur appear to have Yago Santiago back with the club.
Giovani Lo Celso will have to wait for his first Tottenham Hotspur start as he is set to spend some time on the sidelines.
Rangers have already agreed to sign Northern Ireland midfielder Charlie Lindsay from Glentoran.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard took some flak during Vincent Kompany testimonial, despite not being there.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso faces a short spell on the sidelines.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon was criticised by West Bromwich Albion over his treatment of Oliver Burke.
Fabian Ruiz has shone under Carlo Ancelotti in Serie A and Liverpool are reportedly battling Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich to sign him.
Rangers will welcome Charlie Lindsay to the club next summer.
Celtic are preparing for a UEFA Europa League opener against Rennes and the youngster will be the most hyped player on the pitch.
Players from Leeds United, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesbrough are amongst HITC Sport's eight who are too good for the Championship.
Sheffield Wednesday have been linked with a move for Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane.
Newcastle, Derby, Cardiff, Preston, Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Fulham and Aston Villa players feature