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Windass: Watkins and Ings can play together up front for Villa

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Former League Striker believes that Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings can play up front together for Villa. 

Danny Ings signed from in the summer for £25m and has hit the ground running straight away for Aston Villa, scoring two goals in three League games including a superb bicycle kick against last month.

Watkins missed Villa’s first two League matches with a knee injury but returned for the draw against Brentford and was in form last season. The 25-year-old scored 16 goals in all competitions for Villa and provided a further five, and Windass believes that when Watkins returns to the Villa starting line-up, he can play up top with Danny Ings.

Windass told This Is Futbol: “Can they play together? I’m sure that they can. You know Ollie Watkins is very good in the air, Danny Ings is a poacher, so will Dean go with 3-5-2, you know that could be an option.”

Villa bounced back at the weekend from opening day disappointment as, after losing 3-2 to Watford in their first game of the season they beat Newcastle 2-0 on Saturday, before their point against the Bees.

Now up and running, manager Dean Smith will be hoping that his team click and can put a good run together and improve on last season’s eleventh place League finish.

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