2016-17 form

Lawrence starred for Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich in the Championship last season, after they sold star striker Daryl Murphy to Norwich.

The Leicester ace was brought in on loan and finished the season with 11 goals in all competitions from the left wing.

That kind of goalscoring talent from elsewhere on the pitch is something that is missing from Villa’s side at the moment, but Lawrence could be the man to help Bruce find it next season.