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Aston Villa boss Smith says Grealish will play before end of season

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith says Jack Grealish will play before the end of the season.

Although Villa's inspirational skipper won't be fit to face Manchester United on Sunday, Smith says his golden boy is on the mend and ready to push for a place in Gareth Southgate's European Championship squad.

Grealish has been sidelined by a shin injury since his last game against Brighton on February 13 but Smith revealed: "Jack will start training with the players again tomorrow.

"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."

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