Aston Villa are on fire right now. Nine wins on the trot, and Dean Smith’s side are being touted by many as likely to gain promotion to the Premier League through the playoffs. 

If the Midlanders can do that, they will need to strengthen their squad in several areas. One such position is left-back, where the reliable Neil Taylor could do with a youthful deputy. 

Here are five candidates to make the move to Villa Park.