Aston Villa will look to maintain their push for automatic promotion to the Premier League when they face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night, and Villa fans are divided on whether returning midfielder Jack Grealish, rated at £4.5m according to Transfermarkt, should start on Wearside.
The Midlands outfit currently lie four points behind second-place Cardiff City, and they missed out on the chance to close the gap to the Bluebirds when their game against Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park on Saturday was postponed because of the bad weather.
Steve Bruce’s side will get another opportunity to do that against the bottom-of-the-table Mackems however, with 22-year-old Grealish fit to play again after recovering from a calf injury he suffered last month.
Aston Villa supporters have been quick to have their say on his possible participation via social media, and they are divided with their opinions.
While one said “wouldn’t risk Grealish back if he’s not 100%”, another said “if Jack is fit he comes straight back in”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Wouldn’t risk Grealish back if he’s not 100%, Adomah in for Onomah keep the rest the same
— James (@JamesTuzzio) March 6, 2018
Midweek away to Sunderland, you couldn’t write it. By no means an easy game, Sunderland have been picking up some important points recently and have shown they can battle. Should have it in us to get the job done though, freshness and ability wise. Be great to see Grealish #AVFC
— Reece (@Reece_AV) March 6, 2018
Think he will start Grealish on bench and try to hold him back for sat
— Noel Murphy (@noel_murphy86) March 6, 2018
If jack is fit then he comes straight back in, he’s make ous tick and we should have enough to get by a poor Sunderland side, 3points tonight #AVFC
— joe caffrey (@j_cyall) March 6, 2018
Jack and Prince Albert back tonight is massive, hope their presence spurs us on to set a real marker down on this race for the top two #AVFC
— Snodgrass fan account since 24/02/2018 (@dvtavfc) March 6, 2018
Two big games this week. Starting with 3 pts tonight at Sunderland. Hope Jack gets a run out for 30 mins so he’s primed for Wolves on Saturday. Is 6 pts too much to ask for?
— VillaTim (@villatim80) March 6, 2018
Johnstone,Elmo,Chester,Terry,Taylor,Adomah,Whelan,Hourihane,Snodgrass,Grealish,Grabban. That would be my guess if all fit mate. #UTV
— Roger. W (@RogerW42) March 4, 2018