Jack Grealish to hand Aston Villa a major boost for Sunday’s clash against Fulham with club captain to return from injury after a six-week absence
- Jack Grealish will return for Aston Villa’s game at home to Fulham on Sunday
- The midfielder has been out for six weeks due to a leg injury suffered in training
- Grealish missed six games as a result, with Villa winning just once in that time
- The 25-year-old has six goals and 10 assists in the Premier League this season
Jack Grealish is set to hand Aston Villa a major boost when he returns to the squad for Sunday’s Premier League game at home to Fulham.
The midfielder has been out for six weeks due to a leg injury but returned to first-team training during the international break.
Grealish, who has six goals and 10 assists in the Premier League this season, sustained the injury in training before their 2-1 defeat by Leicester on February 21.
Jack Grealish is set to return for Aston Villa’s Premier League game against Fulham on Sunday
Grealish has been out injured for six weeks but returned to training in the international break
The 25-year-old missed six games as a result, with Villa winning just once in their captain’s absence to slip to 10th in the table
‘He has trained all week,’ Villa boss Dean Smith said on Friday.
‘He has only had a few sessions but he seems fit enough, so he has certainly put himself up for selection which is a good thing for everybody.
‘The last six weeks haven’t been what they had been previously. If anybody loses a player of the calibre of Jack, then you’re going to struggle a bit.
‘It will be a big boost to have him around.’
It comes after reports emerged on Thursday night that Grealish’s injury could see him miss out on a place in England’s squad for this summer’s European Championships.
Grealish missed six games as a result of his leg issue, with Villa winning just once in that time
According to The Sun, both Grealish and Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho face being left out because of the form of Jesse Lingard.
Lingard has been superb since joining West Ham on loan from Manchester United in the January transfer window and his form earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for last month’s three World Cup qualifiers.
The 28-year-old, who was key to England’s run to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, played in all three matches and impressed Southgate, seriously boosting his chances of a place in his final 23-man squad this summer.
Both Sancho and Grealish had looked nailed-on picks for Southgate but they missed the most recent international meeting due to injury.
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