Libor Kozak started the 2015/16 season full of promise but unfortunately ended it on the sidelines.
Kozak was determined to make an impression at the start of the campaign and, indeed, impressed many with his pre-season performances.
But when the real action began, Kozak wasn’t the preferred choice of Tim Sherwood.
Things did improve for the Czech Republic striker when Rémi Garde arrived as he started matches against Crystal Palace, Leicester and West Brom.
But that’s when the injury issues started to occur as he broke a bone in his foot and was unable to return before the end of the season.
Indeed he went in for an operation in the closing weeks of the campaign as he now looks to make a bigger impression in 2016/17.
In total, he made five appearances in all competitions.
Kozak didn't see a moment of action in claret and blue in 2014/15.
Kozak was devastated when he was told he had broken his leg in a training ground tackle at Bodymoor Heath on New Year's Day 2014.
But the striker’s lowest moment - and one where he questioned whether he'd ever be back - was when he was forced to undergo a second operation.
He had gone under the knife immediately after his initial diagnosis but after seven months of arduous work to get back to full fitness - he received the news that all was still not well with his fibula.
So he flew over to Italy for a follow-up procedure.
Kozak’s career history include Slezsky FC Opava and Italian giants Lazio before Paul Lambert snapped him up for Villa.