Transfer: Jean Makoun

In all the furore leading up to the derby match against the Blues this weekend we overlooked a welcome for one Jean Makoun.  The combative defensive midfielder will be a much needed addition to he squad, bringing experience and some legs to the middle of the park.  Makoun’s signing comes further to the so far impressive Kyle Walker and seemingly impending addition of Omar Cummings to the squad.

After the fine performance against Birmingham City and by finally having a manager willing to take advantage of the January transfer window – perhaps things are looking up at Villa Park?