Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce revealed on Monday afternoon that Jack Grealish would be assessed ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Sunderland in the Championship.
Grealish has not played for Villa since the derby against Birmingham City on February 11, with a calf problem keeping the attacker on the sidelines.
Villa’s clash with Queens Park Rangers at the weekend was postponed due to the bad weather, and it had been thought that Grealish would return to action against Sunderland on Tuesday night.
Bruce did not rule the 22-year-old out of action, but also admitted that he is unsure whether the Englishman would be able to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light following a spell on the sidelines.
The Villa fans would of course welcome Grealish back into the fold, but there are those that would rather the attacker was rested ahead of Saturday’s home game against Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be found below:
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) March 5, 2018
Please if they not fit don’t risk them , we can win tomorrow with / without them .. we have alot this month .. good luck to our team and safe travel to the fans . UTV
— Hassan Elkhafagi (@HassanElkhafagi) March 5, 2018
If Jack isn't fit save him for Wolves
— Chris Jeffries (@ChrisJeffries1) March 5, 2018
Super Jack is back to attack, and teams don't want that UTV! pic.twitter.com/FsYFsX0Dvp
— British Clive (@BritishBuIIdog) March 5, 2018
Please both be fit please
— RG. (@ffsavfc_) March 5, 2018
This is why I was happy with the QPR game being postponed , gives us more time for our players to come back from injury
— The Sneaky Blinder (@SneakyBlinder) March 5, 2018
Hope @JackGrealish1 is fit looking forward to seeing him play ⚽️⚽️
— 💖💖 Emma May 💖💖 (@emmamay1991) March 5, 2018
Really hope Grealish can play, if not don’t risk it and get him ready for wolves!!
— Joe (@95JSM) March 5, 2018