Smith: Grealish will play before the season ends
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Smith: Grealish will play before the season ends

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has assured the club fans that captain Jack Grealish will be back in action before the season ends.

Grealish had intimated that he would be back in action in the next ten days last week but the Manchester United game on Sunday might come too early for him.

"Jack will start training with the players again tomorrow (Sunday). He's been loading on his own but he won't be ready for the game against Manchester United.

"He's been out there already with the rehab staff but he gets to train with the players tomorrow for the first time,” Smith said in his pre-match conference.

The return of Grealish will be a boost for England boss Gareth Southgate who is expected to include the midfielder in his squad for the Euros set for this summer.

The Villa graduate has been sidelined by a shin injury since his last game against Brighton on February 13.

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