Remi Garde gives update on Jack Grealish's situation at Aston Villa

Jack Grealish could be nearing a return to the Aston Villa first team.

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has told Sky Sports that playmaker Jack Grealish will be joining the first team again after he plays with the reserves today.

Villa claimed a decent point on Saturday afternoon, as they drew 1-1 away at Southampton - a marked improvement from the 3-2 loss to Watford last weekend.

Garde's men remain bottom of the Premier League table with just six points to their name, and the Frenchman may need to freshen his side up in search of victories.

One player who could provide a spark - as he did under Tim Sherwood at the end of last season - is playmaker Jack Grealish, who has come up through the ranks at Villa Park.

The 20-year-old clearly has plenty of natural ability, but his off-field misdemeanours led to Garde dropping him to the Under-21's at the end of last month, as reported by BBC Sport.

Grealish has been left out of Aston Villa's last two games, but he will play for the Under-21's against Derby County tonight - and Garde has told Sky Sports that Grealish is scheduled to return to the first team after facing Derby, with his punishment seemingly coming to an end.

"Jack Grealish will play with the reserve team on Monday and will probably join the group after that," Garde said after the draw with Southampton.

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