Ray Wilkins makes his feelings about Jack Grealish clear

Jack Grealish

Ray Wilkins seems to rate Aston Villa attacker Jack Grealish highly.

Former Chelsea and Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins has told talkSPORT that he expects Aston Villa attacker Jack Grealish to bounce back from recent events.

The former Villa assistant manager appears to be a fan of the 20-year-old and believes that he is a huge talent.

“I know him very well and, believe me, he’s a really, really nice young man,” Wilkins told talkSPORT. “Tim (Sherwood) had loads of chats with him and he was getting on the straight and narrow. He trained fantastically well.

“The only thing I would say to Remi Garde is: try and find a solution. This young man can play, he’s a footballer and somewhere along the line the manager is going to have to bring him back in.”

“Jack will go back to the Under-21s and he’ll have his head between his legs, but he has the talent, the ability, to bounce back,” added Wilkins.

Grealish has been making the headlines this week for the wrong reasons.

The youngster, who can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, has been dropped from Villa’s first-team squad by manager Remi Garde for off-pitch matters.

The 20-year-old will train with the Villans’ Under-21 team for the foreseeable future, as reported by BBC Sport.

Grealish has scored one goal and created 10 chances in nine Premier League appearances for Villa so far this season.

The attacker has a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 57%, and has won one header, 20 dribbles and four tackles.

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