Aston Villa sealed three transfer deals on deadline day, with Tyrone Mings, Tom Carroll and Frederic Guilbert all putting pen-to-paper.
Throughout the day, the club confirmed the deals on their official Twitter account, starting with Bournemouth left-back Mings.
As a result, during the January transfer window, Dean Smith and his team added five players to their Championship squad.
At this moment in time, Villa are sitting outside of the playoff places after a number of inconsistent performances during the first half of the campaign.
Smith’s side will travel to Reading on Saturday afternoon following their nervous 2-1 win against Ipswich last time out.
There could be the possibility that a number of their new additions could feature, baring right-back Guilbert, who was loaned back to Ligue 1 outfit Caen [AVFC’s official website].
From a defensive standpoint, Mings can operate at left-back and as a left-sided centre-back – two areas Villa have struggled in this season.
As for midfielder Carroll, he could be utilised as a number 6 or pushed in a more advanced position depending on Smith’s way of thinking.
Either way, the new signings will provide Villa with a much-needed freshness after a number of edgy performances in recent weeks.