Lichaj made a positive impression prior to his misdemeanour, and Sutton said: "I haven't spoken to Villa yet so we will see what happens. He is back training with them at the moment.
"But I think it goes without saying that we want players here who can improve the team and I think everyone who has watched the last two games would agree he has improved our team - other than the sending off.
"I think he'll play right at the top level. He gets up and down and he's decent on the ball. His fitness levels are incredible and something that I feel the rest of the squad should aspire to."