Transfer deadline day has come and gone, so all football fans around the country will be turning their attention back to their respective leagues.

Next up for Aston Villa is a trip to the Madjski Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face Reading.

If Villa have had a mediocre season, then Reading have had a terrible one as they currently find themselves in 22nd place in the table with 24 points, one point adrift of safety (due to their superior goal difference).

Dean Smith’s men, on the other hand, are in 10th place with 42 points, and are 4 points adrift of the play-off positions. However, it must be mentioned that West Brom in 4th, Middlesbrough in 5th, and Derby in 6th all have a game in hand.

Villa got a much needed 3 points against Ipswich last weekend and they will need to get all three points tomorrow if they are serious about mounting a meaningful challenge for a play-off spot.

Here is our predicted Villa XI for tomorrow’s game against Reading: