Aston Villa are set to sign James Collins on a short term contract.
The former West Ham defender is a free agent right now and he has agreed to a five-week deal with the Championship side.
Collins was training with Aston Villa and the player seems to have proven his fitness and quality to Dean Smith.
It seems that Dean Smith is looking for a short term solution at the back. It won’t be surprising to see him buy a centre back in January.
The player could be a part of the squad against West Brom and it will be interesting to see if he makes his debut then.
Collins will bring some much needed depth and experience to the Villa back four. They have missed a figure like him since the departure of John Terry as a player.
Aston Villa fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on their new signing and here are some of the best reactions.
5 weeks means Smith is certain of a signing for CB in January I think. Good move in the meantime really #avfc
— Reece J (@ReeceyBones) November 30, 2018
No brainier really! #UTV
— Darren Pro (@dazzavilla) November 30, 2018
Until we can recall Tommy Elphick basically
— Daniel Delaney (@danieldelaney88) November 30, 2018
If he does well,Collins might get another 6 months…
— Richard White @rijowhi (@Rijowhi) November 30, 2018
Chester just need a rest
— joe (@joeharrisavfc) November 30, 2018
Good deal for sure,I’ve always liked James.
— neville edmead (@NevilleEdmead) December 1, 2018
— jake charlton (@villasparky) November 30, 2018