Jack Grealish’s absence from Aston Villa’s side was acutely felt at the weekend as Leicester City took advantage to secure a 2-1 win at Villa Park.
As fans sweat over when the talismanic captain will return, fans believe they have found a solution to help give Villa’s squad a boost for the remainder of the Premier League season.
And that relies on recalling Conor Hourihane from his loan spell at Swansea City if it can be done.
A post by whoscored.com on Twitter earlier today revealed how the Irishman has made a big impact for Steve Cooper’s side with his ability to shoot from distance.
It read: “No player has scored more goals from outside the box in the Championship than Conor Hourihane this season (3).”
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And fans on Twitter have been clamouring for the club to bring the former Plymouth man back to the heart of their midfield after a string of impressive performances in South Wales.
We took a look to see what they had to say.
Mr Thompson: “If the loan deals allow it, send Barkley packing back to Chelski, recall Hourihane, play him at attacking midfield and give him a year extension.”
Vagabond: “And we’re actually putting Ross Barkley over him – insanity man.”
James Lloyd: “It’s time to admit to our mistakes and recall Conor Hourihane. This squad isn’t even finishing top 12 without him and that’s a fact. Worst midfield in the league.”
Questions Craig: “If Jack is out recall Hourihane with the form he’s in.”
ClaretandBlueB6 : “Bring back Hourihane.”
Kevin Conroy: “If Grealish is going to be out for a while can we bring back Hourihane? Both McGinn and Barkley have been disappointing recently.”