Stoke legend Denis Smith says club should sign players like Aston Villa's Glenn Whelan - what about the man himself?
Aston Villa kept their slim automatic-promotion hopes alive as they won their latest Championship clash.
Aston Villa play host to Midland rivals and Championship leaders Wolves on Saturday evening.
Midfielder Glenn Whelan could be missing in the top of the table Championship battle between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
Aston Villa continued to push for a top two spot in the Championship as they ran out comfortable winners at the Stadium of Light.
Glenn Whelan moved to Aston Villa from Stoke City in the summer and, while not lighting up the Championship, has done a pretty solid job.
The Aston Villa midfielder scored a stunner against Italy in 2009, but had scored since.
Aston Villa have been much improved with Glenn Whelan out of their team recently.
Aston Villa were beaten 2-1 by Brentford at Griffin Park yesterday.
Glenn Whelan featured for Aston Villa at Elland Road in the Championship on Friday.