By Amir Mir
John Gregory has stated on Twitter that he wishes that former players Ian Taylor, Dwight Yorke and Savo Milosevic could play for Aston Villa against Barnsley on Tuesday night.
Club legend Gregory managed Villa during the late 1990’s and early noughties where he also guided them to Europe and a brief stint at the top of the Premier League table.
Midfielder Taylor and attacking partners Yorke and Milosevic played under the Englishman during his time at the club, with the latter two leaving the year he took charge.
This was Gregory’s message to Villa supporters ahead of their Barnsley clash as posted on his personal Twitter account.
“Wish these three were playing tonight,” said Gregory.
— John Gregory (@JohnGregory77) February 14, 2017
Now, Villa are sitting in the bottom half of the Championship and are managed by former Manchester United centre-back Steve Bruce.
Their striker options are Jonathan Kodjia, Scott Hogan and Gabby Agbonlahor, the latter has been their longest serving player and has scored only one goal since the start of last season.
Following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last term, Villa have for the majority of this campaign struggled for form and consistency.
At this moment in time, they are 16th in the table, seven points off the relegation places and could find themselves in deep trouble if they don’t pick up any points in the next few games.
In other Aston Villa news, this BBC pundit has stated that this senior player should train away from the main group.