Jack Grealish posts nostalgic tweet about life under Tim Sherwood

Jack Grealish

The Villa midfielder made his first Premier League start exactly a year ago on Thursday.

He was the breakout star of the second half of Aston Villa's season last term, but Jack Grealish has become something of a forgotten man at Villa Park this year.

Introduced to the first team on a regular basis by previous manager Tim Sherwood, the 20-year-old found himself out of favour under Remi Garde after the Frenchman took a hard stance on another indiscretion from the youngster shortly after the manager's arrival.

A regular under Sherwood in the first three months of the season, Grealish has played just seven times in all competitions since the former manager's dismissal in late October, and his substitute appearance under Eric Black in the 4-0 home defeat to Chelsea was his first senior game time in over two months.

Grealish had a notiriously close bond with Sherwood, and though it looks as though he will be reintroduced to the fold on a regular basis under Black, he clearly misses the days of the much-maligned former boss.

The midfielder tweeted: "#TBT [Throwback Thursday] a year ago today my first premier league start!" with a photo of him in action against Queens Park Rangers.

Grealish's cameo return to action on Saturday was a rare source of encourage for Villa fans, who called for him to be restored to the senior side after a lively display for the club's under-21s side on Monday.

He will be hoping to be given the chance to start making an impact at Villa Park again this season as he looks to recapture the exciting form he showed at the back end of last season, when he was touted as one of the brightest stars in the Premier League.

Grealish could start when Villa take on Bournemouth at Villa Park on Saturday as they look to attempt to salvage some pride by securing what would be just a fourth league win of a disastrous campaign.

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