Steve Froggatt has his say on Jack Grealish situation

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish is set to return for Aston Villa this weekend.

Grealish has spent the last two Villa games in exile imposed by Remi Garde, and Steve Froggatt has told the BBC that he hopes the youngster has learnt humility whilst being out of the team.

Froggatt said: “I’m really hoping a spell on the 'naughty step' has taught him a bit of humility. He needs to learn he has to behave off the pitch and that it's maybe not as easy as he thought and that he needs to roll his sleeves up and fight - then everybody will be happy.”

Grealish was dropped from Garde’s first-team squad last month, sitting out of the loss to Watford due to issues in his personal life.

He was also left out to the squad last weekend against Southampton, but the BBC report claims that he is set to be recalled this weekend as Villa host Arsenal.

A spell out of the team has seen Grealish dropped down to the Under-21s, but there is a clear feeling amongst fans that Garde would be wise to put him back in the senior side due to the youngster’s undoubted talents.

Villa are a better team when Grealish is playing first-team football, and Froggatt hopes that the playmaker has learnt some humility whilst out of the team.

He needs to be selectable for the entire campaign, and Garde would rue having to exile Grealish again due to another off-pitch incident.

As a youngster, it is understandable that Grealish is still not a matured football player, and Garde’s decision to drop him from his team could be the best thing for the 20-year-old’s long-term career.

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