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Lambert recalls managing a young Grealish at Aston Villa

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has spoken of working with Jack Grealish at Aston Villa.

The Scot described the pitfalls as 'nightclubs, alcohol and girlfriends', but national identity was also proving to be a tense issue.

He said: “I had Jack in the office several times for a good telling off, one in particular for not turning up to training.

“Then the Irish thing came up. He seemed pretty torn. I didn't want him to make the wrong decision.

“You have to be comfortable playing for an international side. All I was saying was 'watch yourself'.

“He might turn around today and say 'Paul Lambert was a real s**t' or may understand. I thought he had too much on his plate too soon.

“I was trying to guide him. I hope he sees that now."

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