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Jack Grealish in race to show health for England forward of Euro 2020 after shin damage setback

Jack Grealish is in race to show his health forward of Euro 2020 after struggling shin damage setback… with Aston Villa boss Dean Smith admitting captain will likely be absent ‘for not less than a number of extra weeks’

  • Jack Grealish has missed Aston Villa’s final seven video games with a shin damage 
  • Villa boss Smith insists Grealish will likely be again earlier than the tip of the marketing campaign  
  • He admitted he was ‘too optimistic’ his captain can be again final weekend 
  • He hopes Grealish’s shows till now will likely be sufficient to e book his England spot


Jack Grealish faces an anxious wait to show his health for England’s Euro 2020 marketing campaign after Aston Villa boss Dean Smith admitted his captain can be lacking ‘for not less than a number of extra weeks’.

The playmaker has suffered a setback in his return from a shin drawback that has precipitated him to overlook Villa’s earlier seven video games. Smith insists Grealish will likely be again earlier than the tip of the marketing campaign however refused to place a timeline on his restoration.

Grealish is so essential to Villa that Smith accepted each he and the participant had been ‘too optimistic’ in making an attempt to make sure he would return towards Fulham final Sunday. The 25-year-old was dominated out of the sport after complaining of additional shin ache throughout coaching the day earlier than.

Jack Grealish faces an anxious wait to prove his fitness ahead of England's Euros campaign

Jack Grealish faces an anxious wait to show his health forward of England’s Euros marketing campaign

Grealish has suffered a shin injury setback having missed Aston Villa's last seven games

Grealish has suffered a shin damage setback having missed Aston Villa’s final seven video games

‘He’s a younger lad and he will get pissed off when he isn’t enjoying and doubtless one of many explanation why we tried to get him again a little bit bit earlier,’ stated Smith. ‘It is a setback we did not see.

‘It is occurred and now he is aware of he is obtained to be stricter. We have now to ensure we de-load him and be stricter with ourselves as effectively. He recognises it is his profession.

‘He is obtained the Euros on the finish of the season that he’s combating to get match for, in addition to Aston Villa. He’s aware of all the pieces. We all know it isn’t a long-term damage. A few weeks off his ft ought to see him again flying.

Dean Smith said he was 'too optimistic' in hoping the club captain would return vs Fulham

Dean Smith stated he was ‘too optimistic’ in hoping the membership captain would return vs Fulham

‘For me there isn’t a hazard of Jack not enjoying earlier than the tip of the season. How quickly that’s I do not know.’ Grealish shone for England final autumn after breaking into the senior squad for the primary time and has sparkled for Villa too, with seven targets and 10 assists in all competitions.

Smith is hopeful that his shows for Villa till now will likely be sufficient to e book his spot in Gareth Southgate’s last squad, even when his appearances between now and the tip of the season are restricted.

He added: ‘It is not my choice whether or not he goes to the Euros or not however he has contributed massively to a productive season for Aston Villa. He has definitely obtained some credit score within the financial institution for these performances.’

Smith is hopeful his displays for Villa until now will be enough to book his spot at the Euros

Smith is hopeful his shows for Villa till now will likely be sufficient to e book his spot on the Euros

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