Aston Villa sent striker Scott Hogan on loan to rivals Birmingham City during last month’s transfer window, as reported by BBC Sport.

The striker was initially on loan at Stoke City but that deal was cut short after he started just five matches for the Potters.

The attacker has begun life at Birmingham in fine fashion, netting in three consecutive league matches against Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Barnsley (Transfermarkt).

Former Leeds United man Noel Whelan believes that Hogan is on his last chance for Villa and we believe that he could be a big benefit to Dean Smith’s side.

Hogan seems to have regained his confidence in front of goal and if he can transfer that into next season for Villa, then there will be no need for the club to splash money in the transfer window on a new striker, especially as the club are currently facing financial isuses anyway. 

Villa signed striker Mbwana Samatta for around £8.5m in January and if Hogan can keep up his goalscoring form, he could be a good backup option for the Tanzanian and Wesley.

Hogan only has ten goals for Villa in 61 appearances, but the 27-year-old’s contract at Villa expires in the summer of 2021 so he’ll still have one more season left when he returns from his loan.

We feel that because of his current form, he should get one last chance to show what he’s capable of.

Do you want Hogan to be given another chance at Villa?