Hogan has passed a medical ahead of a £9million transfer to Aston Villa.
West Ham withdrew their interest from the Brentford striker on deadline day.
Villa happen to be playing Brentford tonight in the Championship.
Aston Villa transfers: Deadline day ins and outs rumours rated
Tue, January 31, 2017
Football Whispers have rated Aston Villa's chances in the transfer market on deadline day (1 – unlikely, 5 – likely)
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Football Whispers have rated the likelihood of Aston Villa’s deadline day deals
Higgingbotham told Sky Sports: “Their biggest problem has been scoring goals and I think with Hogan, who has 14 goals this season, coming back from injury last season, has got seven in seven games.
“Steve Bruce will hope he is the final piece in the jigsaw that can get them scoring goals.
“He will believe they can have a late run towards the playoffs.
Aston Villa are set to announce Scott Hogan's signing
“Getting out of this division, we always look at football clubs in terms of the top of the league. Gayle got 20 league goals, it’s so important to be at the top of the league.
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“You look at Murray at Brighton, who has gone on a permanent (deal). He’s got 14 or 15 goals. His goals can get you out of this division and that’s what a lot of the top teams do.
“That’s what Steve Bruce has done with some of his signings.
“The main thing he’s spoken about, especially in midfield, is if they can bring goals to the game.
“The midfielders they’ve signed have got 16 goals this season so he’ll be hoping they transfer that to this football club and be successful.”