Ghanaian winger Albert Adomah may be set to play in a more forward position for Aston Villa this season, according to manager Steve Bruce.
The 30-year-old Black Stars player was deployed in a 3-5-2 formation this past weekend and showed great form, racking up a goal and assist as Villa defeated Burton Albion 4-0 in a pre-season friendly.
Ivorian international Jonathan Kodjia, Ritchie De Laet and Gary Gardner were the other men on target for Bruce’s team.
"He [Adomah] is a good player up there," the Villa manager told his club's official website. "He can play anywhere up there on that front line.
"You can see he’s cool in front of goal. He’s a good finisher. It’s something we can see."
Bruce also revealed the new formation could be a thing to stay.: "We could do [keep the 3-5-2 shape]. We have done it twice.
"The players we have got seem to be enjoying it so we will wait and see."
However, this could be thrown up in the air with news breaking today that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has a “verbal agreement” in place to take over the reins of Villa from Bruce.
The club’s new majority shareholders, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, are keen to attract a marquee name to take charge of the club and could hand Henry his first managerial role.
The Frenchman was assistant coach of the Belgian team which reached the semifinals of the World Cup.