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Jack Grealish back in Aston Villa training as fans hope he can inspire charge to European places

JACK GREALISH returned to training with Aston Villa today to end his five-week injury exile ahead of a swift return against Fulham on Sunday.

Villa posted video footage of their 25-year-old skipper looking in top shape on Monday.

Jack Grealish was back in Aston Villa training on Monday


Jack Grealish was back in Aston Villa training on MondayCredit:

And he dribbled around mannequins and took part in a full training session with his non-international teammates.

It may have come too late for Gareth Southgate’s England, who play Poland on Wednesday.

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But superstitious Villa fans have their fingers crossed the omens point to a late end of season surge and possible Euro qualifying place.

Two seasons ago Grealish missed three months with a similar shin injury. 

And Villa’s form slumped as they managed just two wins from their next 14 games.

However Grealish’s return sparked a dramatic 10-game unbeaten run, including nine straight victories.

And Villa surged into the play-off places on their way to promotion at Wembley.

This time Villa faced six games, against Leicester, Leeds, Sheffield United, Wolves, Newcastle and Tottenham without their talismanic skipper – collecting just five points from a possible 18.

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The Villa captain is set to return from injury against Fulham this weekend


The Villa captain is set to return from injury against Fulham this weekendCredit:

Now Villa fans have spotted their side have 10 Premier games remaining when Grealish makes his eagerly anticipated comeback game against the Cottagers.

One fan Tweeted: “10 games to go. Jack back from injury, I’ve heard this before ….” 

While another commented:   “Announce Europe!”

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