Steve Bruce provides Aston Villa fitness update, featuring Henri Lansbury and Jack Grealish

Villa manager Steve Bruce reacts after a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa are set to get some of their injured players back to full fitness soon.

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on February 28, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Steve Bruce has said at his latest press conference, which was broadcast on Aston Villa’s official Facebook page, that Jack Grealish and Henri Lansbury have both recently returned to training.

Grealish and Lansbury have both been out with injury, but came back into full training yesterday.

And Bruce was delighted to the see the duo closing in on their returns to first-team action.

He said: “Lansbury and Grealish joined in with full training yesterday. They’re just round the corner to come back into the squad, which can only be a good thing.”

Steve Sidwell of Brighton and Hove Albion competes for the ball with Conor Hourihane(L) and Henri Lansbury of Aston Villa the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brighton &...

Grealish has not played at all for Villa this campaign, after damaging his kidneys in pre-season.

The 22-year-old’s return to action will increase the creative options available to Bruce, and should make Villa even more of an attacking threat.

Jack Grealish  of Aston Villa  celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on December 10, 2016 in...

Lansbury, meanwhile, has been out since the middle of September, and has missed Villa’s last three outings.

The claret and blues have been in good form during Lansbury’s time on the treatment table, and won their last four matches in succession to climb into seventh place in the Championship table.

Villa are next in action tomorrow, when they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

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