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Aston Villa fans react to Jack Grealish's performance v Leyton Orient: 'Star in the making!'

Aston Villa fans were clearly far from happy with the 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Leyton Orient, but the performance of 18-year-old Jack Grealish had many people talking on Twitter.

While there were ultimately few positives to take from Aston Villa’s 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Leyton Orient, one widely accepted bright spot for the home fans was the performance of 18-year-old Jack Grealish.

Considered the club’s brightest young prospect, Grealish spent most of last season on loan at Notts County, where is impressive performances played an important role in the side’s dramatic escape from relegation to League Two.

Going on to make his top-flight bow in a brief substitute appearance against Manchester City in May, the highly-rated winger made another step up during pre-season by establishing a place in the first-team squad, before seeing his first significant chunk of action in a claret and blue shirt during the final 20 minutes of the Premier League opener against Stoke.

Handed his first start for Wednesday night’s second-round tie, the result against the League One opposition was certainly a disappointing one for the Villa team, but the academy product himself came away from the 90 minutes having made many people sit up and take notice.

His creative skills and electrifying pace on full display, the Birmingham-born attacker had supporters buzzing about his potential, with Twitter full of those singing his praises and excited for what the future has in store.

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