Aston Villa head coach Steve Bruce has revealed that winger Albert Adomah remains part of his future plans.
The 30-year-old has struggled for form this season following an excellent 2017-18 campaign in which he directly contributed to 22 goals in 44 matches as Villa narrowly missed out on promotion back to the English Premier League.
The Ghana international, who almost re-joined Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day, has started four of the club's seven English Championship games this season including a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers last time out.
“Albert has been great for me since I have been here,” Bruce said, as quoted by Birminghammail.co.uk.
“I have picked him more than most since I have been here. He plays almost every week. Now we have a bit of competition, which can only be good.
“The competition nearly got us there last year. Albert is a valued member of the squad. You can’t help but like him. He is a great pro, a great lad who had a great season for me last year.
“I hope he can get off and running again,” Bruce concluded.