Aston Villa prospect that could benefit from Lambert's departure

Aston Villa sacked Paul Lambert this week, with the club currently in the Premier League relegation zone.

Paul Lambert's departure from Aston Villa may see Jack Grealish get the opportunities he has been waiting for.

Grealish was expected to play a prominent role for Villa before the campaign started, but he was used infrequently by Lambert, much to the frustration of supporters.

The 19-year-old looks to be the brightest prospect to have emerged from their youth ranks in recent times and Lambert's reluctance to utilise him was a decision that faced regular criticism.

Grealish has made just nine Premier League appearances this season, with most of these showings coming as a substitute, and it has been a spell which won't have served his development well.

However, if Villa do appoint a manager who places greater emphasis on utilising the academy system, Grealish will surely be first in the queue for a starting role.

The winger may be inexperienced, but he has masses of ability, with his dribbling skills a threat to any defence.

During his rare outings on the pitch this season, Grealish has impressed and he could be the player who benefits the most from Lambert's departure - if Villa do turn to a forward-thinking boss.

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