Report: Aston Villa receive boost in survival fight as Jack Grealish returns to training

The 20-year-old missed the side's Premier League defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.

Aston Villa have received some positive news after a difficult few days as the Daily Mirror reports that Jack Grealish has returned to full training after recovering from an injury.

The 20-year-old missed the Villains' game against Liverpool on Sunday due to an ankle problem (via Mirror), and while he has struggled to make an impact since current manager Remi Garde arrived at the club, his return is likely to provide the squad with a lift as they look to get their survival bid back on track.

While the game against Jurgen Klopp's men was the only one that his injury forced him to miss, Grealish had also sat out the club's previous two fixtures, having been an unused substitute against both West Ham and Norwich. And while question marks remain over whether he features in Garde's plans, the 6-0 thrashing to the Reds may change the boss' stance.

Although the attacking midfielder's inconsistency on the pitch - as well as the antics off it - have seemingly caused him to fall out of favour with the Frenchman, giving the youngster the opportunity to express his talent may be Villa's last chance to beat the drop.

On his day, Grealish has the ability to cause opponents plenty of headaches, and with the club now eight points adrift of safety, Garde may be hoping that upon his return, he can inspire the side to put the Liverpool loss behind them and perhaps give themselves a fighting chance of taking the relegation scrap right down to the wire.

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