Aston Villa fans react to Jack Grealish’s ongoing absence

Jack Grealish’s troublesome shin injury will see him miss out once again for Aston Villa, who face Stoke City in the Championship this weekend.

Grealish has been absent since injuring his shin in the latter stages of Villa’s Championship clash with West Bromwich Albion in December.

Villa boss Dean Smith has ruled the Englishman out of the fixture with Stoke, which has brought a response from the club’s fans on social media.

Smith’s words seem to suggest that the 23-year-old is closing on a return to action, though, at what is a vital stage of the season.

However, it would be fair to say that a number of the Villa supporters are concerned that the team will again be without the 5ft 9in ace this weekend.

Meanwhile, a couple of fans have even doubted whether they will ever see Grealish turn out for the club again.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: